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Non-urgent action – call your midwife for advice, ‘wait and see’ whilst taking
simple measures or see your GP
You
Perineal discomfort
Constipation
Persistent fatigue
Cracked or painful nipples
Engorged breasts, mastitis
Baby
Has got thrush
Has nappy rash
Has colic/windy baby
Post-natal Check Up
To be sure that your body is recovering normally after having your baby, a
postnatal check at 6-8 weeks is available to ensure that all is well; if this is to
be with your GP you will need to make that appointment. If you need to be
seen at the hospital, an appointment will be sent to you. Your community
midwife will advise you which type of appointment is necessary. You GP will
advise you if you need a cervical smear.
Personal Child Health Record (Red Book)
The Red Book is a way of keeping track of your baby’s progress. Your baby’s
details at birth are recorded as well as the first examination.
Your baby’s weight and immunisations are recorded as well as other details
about childhood illnesses and milestones. This is your record; take it with you
whenever you see anyone about your child’s health. You can also add your
own information such as when your child does something for the first time.
Information about the screening tests offered to your baby (newborn and six
to eight week infant physical examinations) can be found in the “Screening
Tests for You and Your Baby” leaflet.
Outstanding appointments
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