Postnatal and early years
The delivery of baby brings a lot of emotions. It is an exciting time as well as a time when your body will be recovering from labour.
Your body will be adjusting from hormonal changes. Some women get the ‘baby blues’ and feel tearful around day 3 to day 5. If you feel you need support discuss this with you GP, midwife or health visitor.
During your stay in hospital midwives will provide you with information and support on caring for your baby and assist with your choice of feeding, either breast or bottle. Following the birth you will have an opportunity for skin to skin and give first feed in the labour ward. You will then be moved round to the ward. Your baby will be in a cot beside you while you are in hospital.