Community Based Postnatal Care
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When will I be seen after I go home?
Once you are discharged from hospital, you will be referred to your local community midwifery team for follow up. The midwifery team you see depends on where you live and the midwives may not always be from St George’s.
If you have not heard from your community midwife by 4pm the day after leaving the hospital, please call them on the number you were provided at discharge. If you get a voicemail service, please leave a message with your name and telephone number and they should get back to you.
If you have any concerns about yourself or your baby, please contact the Maternity Helpline on:
0208 725 2777
(select option 3 for Gwillim ward out of hours)
If you have an urgent question, please call Gwillim Ward to speak to a midwife.
How often will I be seen?
The number of postnatal contacts you have depends on how well you and your baby are after discharge. Most families are seen two to three times.
Where will I be seen?
The location of your first postnatal contact will depend on the midwifery team responsible for your care – it could be at home or in a clinic. The midwife will then advise you where to go for your future appointments. If you are being seen by midwives from another hospital, they will advise on your pattern of care.