**Please note from the 01.03.2021 - Baby Clinic is no longer a walk in clinic. If your child is due for any childhood vaccinations, we will contact you to book this appointment in**
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 not been contacted, please contact the surgery yourself. 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. One of our admin team will book this appointment on your behalf and inform you. If you are unable to attend, please contact the surgery to rearrange this appointment. If you have not been contacted, please contact the surgery yourself.
You may also need contraceptive advice (to stop you getting pregnant before you are ready). This can be discussed at your postnatal check up. More information can be found by accessing the following links:
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. If you have not been contacted, please contact the surgery yourself.
For more information, please visit: https://www.boundarymedicalpractice.co.uk/smear-clinic
VACCINATIONS AND CHECKS
Your baby will be invited for the following vaccinations:
1 year - Hib/MenC (1st dose), MMR (1st dose), Pneumococcal (PCV) vaccine (2nd dose), MenB (3rd dose)
When your child is due for these vaccinations. we will contact you and arrange an appointment. This clinic is for pre booked appointments only.
Our baby clinic is on every Thursday and is at our City Road site (204 City Road, Hulme, M15 4EA)
When your baby is eight weeks old, they need to attend to see both the GP and the practice nurse for a development check and start the vaccination programme. These appointments are in the morning so we can ensure there is a GP available.
Other vaccinations appointments will mostly be in the afternoon.
When you come for these appointments, please remember to bring your baby’s red book so we can record what vaccinations have been given.
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.
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:
or call the Healthy Start scheme on 0345 607 6823
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT & PHYSICAL EXERCISE
Regular activity can relax you, keep you fit and help you feel more energetic. It can also help your body recover after childbirth and may help prevent postnatal depression.
Follow the link for further advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/keeping-fit-and-healthy/
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
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/
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.
If you would like to complete this, please follow this link: https://www.online-consult.co.uk/org/cornbrook-medical-practice/topic/925
Or 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.