Postnatal Care


Visits are held daily until day 4, then day 6, day 12 and then at 6 weeks. The woman is then referred to the community childhood centre for follow-up care.


During the postnatal period, the midwife is responsible for: 

  • Newborn screening test
  • Monitoring well being of mother – breastfeeding, sutures, fundal involution etc
  • Monitoring well being of baby – weight gain, jaundice, temperature regulation, bowel and bladder habits, etc•Breastfeeding advice
  • SWISH hearing test
  • GP follow up
  • Blue book recording
  • Other follow up care such as blood work or referrals to specialists such as Paediatricians.