Congratulations on the birth of your new baby!

 

 

Below is some information about our services and our baby clinic. In addition we have included some information you might find useful. Please note some of the information may not be relevant to you.

 

REGISTERING YOUR BABY

We have already started the process of registering your baby at our practice. One of our admin team will be in touch to find out what you have named your child so we can update our records.If you have moved address recently, you can let us know but visiting: https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/cornbrook-medical-practice/topic/1425

 

If you do not wish for your child to be registered at the practice please let us know as soon as possible.

 

POSTNATAL CHECK UP

You will need a six week postnatal check-up for yourself after giving birth. For more information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/postnatal-check/ 

This check requires an appointment with the nurse. Please contact the surgery to make this appointment.

You may also need contraceptive advice (to stop you getting pregnant before you are ready).  More information can be found by accessing the following links: 

https://www.boundarymedicalpractice.co.uk/contraception

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

Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss this, if necessary.

POSTNATAL SMEAR

Sometimes, after giving birth, it is recommended by the hospital for you to book in for a postnatal smear. If you have been advised to do so, please contact the surgery and book an appointment with one of our practice nurses.

https://www.boundarymedicalpractice.co.uk/smear-clinic

 

 

VACCINATIONS AND CHECKS

When baby is eight weeks old, you will be sent an appointment to bring baby to our City Road site (204 City Road, Hulme, M15 4EA) for a development check and start the vaccination programme.  When you come for this appointment, please remember to bring the baby’s red book so we can record what vaccinations have been given.

More information can be found at: https://www.boundarymedicalpractice.co.uk/baby-clinic

 

 

BREAST FEEDING AT SURGERY

We support mothers who wish to breast feed their babies. We can provide a private place to breast feed. If you would like somewhere to breast feed your baby, please ask reception.  

 

DENTAL ADVICE

Start to brush your baby’s teeth as soon as they come through. For more information please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/looking-after-your-infants-teeth/

We recommend registering your baby (and you) at a dentist; you can find your local dentist by visiting this website: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-dentist

Dental care is free during pregnant and until 1 year after your due date. To get free dental care, you need to apply for a maternity exemption certificate (MatEx). If you would like further information on this or to gain a form; please contact reception.

 

DIET AND VITAMINS

The Department of Health recommends that all children aged 6 months to 5 years are given vitamin supplements containing vitamins A, C and D every day. It is recommended that if you breast feed your baby, a daily vitamin D supplement should be given from birth.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/vitamins-for-children/

 

You may qualify for the Healthy Start scheme, which provides vouchers to pregnant women and their families. These vouchers can be used to buy milk, plain fresh or frozen fruit or vegetables. For more information or to apply for the Healthy Start scheme:

 

 

ICON

 

BABIES CRY, YOU CAN COPE!

 

ICON offers support and advice to new mothers and carers around infant crying. More information can be found in the leaflet attached or by visiting: http://iconcope.org/parentsadvice/

 

I - Infant crying is normal

C- Comforting methods can help

O – It’s ok to walk away

N- Never, ever shake a baby

SAFE SLEEPING

The safest place for your baby to sleep is:

  • On their back, in a cot in the same room as you, for first 6 months

  • Don’t share a bed with your baby

  • Never sleep with your baby on a sofa or armchair

  • Do not let your baby get too hot or cold

  • Keep your baby’s head uncovered. Their blanket should not be tucked in higher than their shoulders

  • Place your baby in the ‘feet to feet’ position, with their feet at the end of the cot or Moses basket

 

Further information can be found by visiting: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/reducing-risk-cot-death/

 

POSTNATAL MENTAL HEALTH

Included is an Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, this is a common tool used if you are pregnant or if you have just given birth, to see how you are feeling. Please complete this and bring it to the surgery. Often referred to as postnatal depression, it affects 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth.

 

 Please take time out to read the information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-natal-depression/

 

If you feel any of the above is relevant and you would like further information or support please contact the surgery and speak to a Nurse or GP, or contact your midwife.   

POST NATAL MENTAL HEALTH  

Often referred to as postnatal depression, it affects 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth.

 

 Please take time out to read the information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-natal-depression/

We ask all newly pregnant women and new mothers to complete an Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale, this is a common tool used to see how you are feeling.

 

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/cornbrook-medical-practice/topic/925

SEXUAL HEALTH SCREEN

We also offer full sexual health screens at the surgery. If you require any more information, access the following link: https://www.boundarymedicalpractice.co.uk/sexual-health 

 

SMOKING CESSATION

If you would like advice on how to stop smoking you can access the following links: 

https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/cornbrook-medical-practice/topic/624

https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/500287/healthy_lifestyles/7955/be_smoke_free_manchester

Or alternatively call the NHS Smokefree helpline on 0300 123 1044 from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.

 

ALCOHOL ADVICE

If you drink alcohol and have difficulty cutting down what you drink, talk to your midwife, health visitor, doctor or pharmacist.

https://www.boundarymedicalpractice.co.uk/drug-and-alcohol-misuse

 

Confidential help and support is also available from local counselling services:

 

If you have any questions about your or your baby’s health or have any worries or concerns, following your delivery, please do not hesitate to contact the surgery.

0161 872 8129

City Road Site: 204 City Road, Hulme Manchester M15 4EA

Booth St Site: 63 Booth St West, Hulme, Manchester M15 6PR

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