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Postnatal Community Care

What happens when you leave hospital?

When it is time for you and your baby to go home, your care is transferred to our Community Midwives. Routine postnatal care consists of 3 routine support visits.These will be offered by a midwife and/ or midwifery support worker. The first visit will be in your home, then there will be a choice of home or clinic visits offered. Where extra support is required, this will be arranged on an individual basis.

Your baby will be weighed between day 5 and 8 of age, and a Newborn Blood Spot is recommended at this time.

Our community midwives will usually provide postnatal care for atleast 10 days after you have given birth. Health visitors will normally take over postnatal care usually after  the 10 day period.

If you live outside King's Lynn or surrounding areas looked after by our community teams, a community midwife from your local hospital will contact you and provide your postnatal care.

Please note: It is important that you tell us the address you will be staying at when you go home, so it can be arranged for a midwife to come and see you.

Useful Contacts:

  • Antenatal Clinic 01553 613866

  • Antenatal Screening Team 01553 613840

  • Castleacre Ward 01553 613710

  • Centeral Delivery Suite 01553 613720

  • Day Assessment Unit  01553 613904

  • Maternity Notes support - 01553 214777

  • Booking Coordinator - 01945 469259

  • Waterlily - Midwife Led Birthing Unit 01553 214635


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