Patient Information for Discharge

SAFER SLEEPING/ REDUCING THE RISK OF COT DEATH

Six Steps

Think Twice

Where does your baby sleep?

https://www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk/media/19201/Booklet-SS.pdf

 

ADVICE FOLLOWING CAESAREAN SECTION

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/caesarean-section/recovery/

 

BABY BLUES

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/support-and-services/feeling-depressed-after-childbirth/

https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/after-birth/your-mental-health-after-birth

 

BATHING YOUR BABY

Washing and bathing your baby – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

BIRTH REGISTRATION

Register a birth in Blackpool

Births – Lancashire County Council

 

BREAST SELF AWARENESS

https://coppafeel.org/info-resources/health-information/pregnancy

 

CHILD HEALTH BOOK

This is your Red book and should go to any appointments you have with your baby.

 

COMMUNITY MIDWIFE VISITS

A midwife will visit you at home the day after you are discharged home from hospital. She will then arrange an appointment for day 5 for weighing the baby, the baby Bloodspot test and to review Mum. Ongoing care will also be planned at this visit. If you have need of a midwife then the contact numbers for the maternity ward and delivery suite are included in this information pack.

 

CONTACT SUPPORT NUMBERS

Ward D 01253 953634 (24 hours)
Delivery Suite 01253 953618 (24 hours)

 

Community Midwives (08.30-16.30)

Fylde Team (Kirkham/St Annes) 01253 957299
Blackpool South Team 01253 957688
Blackpool Central West Team 01253 956517
Blackpool North Team 01253 956517
Fleetwood Team 01253 956068
Poulton/Thornton Cleveleys Team 01253 951545
Emma 07824383976
Debbie 07795122291
Karen 07824474292
Amanda 07824457738
Jacqueline 07824408540
Amy 0782409417
Charlotte 07766137146

 

CONTRACEPTION

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/

 

CRYING BABIES

ICON – Babies cry, you can cope!

 

GBS+

https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/pregnancy/what-are-the-risks-of-group-b-streptococcus-infection-during-pregnancy/

 

HEALTH VISITORS

Your health visitor will automatically be informed of your baby’s arrival and be in touch.

 

INFANT FEEDING

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2010/11/otbs_leaflet.pdf

https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/BetterBirths/Families/during-pregnancy/infant-feeding-antenatal-information

 

INFANT FEEDING – BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT

Families and Babies Lancashire (covering North, Central, East and West Lancashire). Staffed by Peer Supporters. Call on 01254 722929 (9.30am – 2.30pm 7 days per week). You can also visit the FAB Lancs Breastfeeding Support Facebook Group. https://www.familiesandbabies.org.uk/pages/central-lancashire

Blackpool and Fylde Coast Breastfeeding Support. Staffed by Peer Supporters and Lactation Consultants. Visit the Fylde Coast Breastfeeding Support Group Facebook Group. South Cumbria Breastfeeding Support. Staffed by Peer Supporter / Lactation Consultant, email: ann@cumbriabreastfeeding.org.uk or message the Cumbria breastfeeding Facebook group.

Infant feeding support

Support in other languages

Breastfeeding.support/breastfeeding-help-languages.

Off to the best start leaflet – Baby Friendly Initiative (unicef.org.uk)

 

ARTIFICIAL FEEDING -MAKING A BOTTLE / STERILISING

https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/BetterBirths/AfterBirth#infant%20feeding

https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2008/02/start4life_guide_to_bottle_-feeding.pdf

 

JAUNDICE

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/jaundice-newborn/

 

NEONATAL BCG

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/when-is-bcg-tb-vaccine-needed/

 

NEONATAL SCREENING ( BLOODSPOT)

Hearing loss – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Eyes, heart, hips and testes (physical examination) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Screening tests for you and your baby (STFYAYB) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/newborn-screening/blood-spot-test/

Blood spot – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

POSTNATAL CARE AND PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/support-and-services/your-post-pregnancy-body/

 

Postnatal check for new parents

Your 6-week postnatal check – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Remember to register your baby as a patient with your Doctors surgery.

 

PRECONCEPTION ADVICE FOR WOMEN WITH DIABETES

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng3/resources/diabetes-in-pregnancy-pdf-4716316357

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng3/ifp/chapter/About-this-information

 

SMOKING/ SMOKING CESSATION

Smoking in pregnancy

https://healthierblackpool.co.uk/smokefree/

https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/StopSmoking

 

VTE – Venous ThromboEmbolism

gtg-37b.pdf (rcog.org.uk)