It is impossible to prepare for the changes that pregnancy and becoming a parent brings. It can be difficult to find time for yourself, your partner or your family when you have the 24 hour demands of a new baby to deal with. We hope that the following information will help you in adjusting to your new life together and if you have any worries about yourself or your baby.
We have produced a postnatal booklet to help you adjust to life with your new baby. It includes information about:
- Registering your baby
- Identifying common health problems
- Feeding advice
- Postnatal exercises
- Safe sleeping
- Mental health
During this period you may have some concerns about your health or that of your baby. It is important that you speak to a member of your healthcare team (such as your midwife, health visitor, GP or maternity support worker) if you have any concerns or questions. You and your family are encouraged to ask for help whenever you need it.
Emotional wellbeing, or mental health, is just as important as physical health. Find out what mental health support is available during and after pregnancy.
If you feel your child needs to attend an emergency department, the Children’s Emergency Department at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton is usually the best place for them to be seen. View this leaflet for more information about children’s emergency services at BSUH.
Contact a midwife
You can contact a midwife using the details below:
Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm
PRH: 01444 448608
RSCH: 01273 664794
24 hour advice
PRH: 01444 448689
RSCH: 01273 664793