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Lindo Wing postnatal care

Postnatal care package

Our care doesn’t have to stop when your baby is born. We offer optional paediatric and postnatal packages to give you piece of mind and support you through the early days with your baby.

Our postnatal care package will provide you with holistic support, information and advice, so that by the time you are discharged from our care you are feeling confident and happy about looking after your baby and ready for the on-going joy of parenthood.

We will provide three postnatal check-ups in the days following your baby’s birth. These are:

Within 48 hours of your discharge from hospital we will take the time to visit you at home to see  how you are adjusting to life with your new baby

Around day five we will check that you are all still doing well and that feeding is well established. We will also carry out the newborn blood test (heel prick) and check baby’s weight. This will also take place in your own home.

Around day 10 we will make sure that you and your baby are happy, that your baby is gaining weight and you are recovering well from the delivery. This session also takes place at The Lindo Wing.

These sessions can take place at a conveniently agreed time and will be with one of your trusted team of Lindo Wing midwives.

If your home address is outside of the St Mary’s Hospital catchment, we can still offer this service, but there may be an additional charge – the midwifery team will be able to advise.

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Paediatric care package

Subscribing to our paediatric care package at The Lindo Wing ensures that you have access to our on-call private paediatrician during your stay. Our paediatrician can be there to support you if you have any concerns about your newborn and will be able to direct you to any specialist consultant colleagues, should they be needed.  Should your baby be jaundiced and require double phototherapy, our consultant will also be able to admit your baby into The Lindo Wing for treatment. We may also readmit your baby for other minor conditions if required, such as weight loss.

Our paediatrician can also personally attend the birth on request if you need an emergency Caesarean section or an instrumental delivery.

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