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You and Your Baby

Leaving Hospital With Baby

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If all has gone well with the birth, you may be able to return home with your baby within a few hours of the birth. In any case, your stay in hospital is likely to be short after an uncomplicated delivery.

There are three Postnatal Wards in the Maternity Unit: Thameside, Worcester and a Transitional Care area. We are sensitive to your needs and our postnatal facilities cater for a range of requirements, whether you have a straight-forward birth or if you require more support after your baby is born.
If your baby is ill or premature (born before 37 weeks) some special care can be provided by Transitional Care Unit (TCU) or our Neonatal Unit where the staff will ensure that you receive the information, communication and support that you need.

Whether you stay in hospital or have an early discharge, you will be offered:

  • Postnatal checks to make sure you and your baby are well
  • Screening tests for your baby
  • Feeding advice

We are sensitive to your needs and our postnatal facilities cater for a range of requirements. We're here to help if you have a straight-forward birth or if you require more support after your baby is born.

Find out more information about you and your baby after the birth or refer to the “Postnatal care” and “Neonatal notes” in your Maternity Record.

Carmel Oliver
Midwifery Sister in Thameside Postnatal and Transitional Care

 

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Worcester Postnatal Ward
Worcester Postnatal Ward Women and babies without any complications/problems (including Caesarean Section) are transferred to this ward. If during your stay any issue was to raise about yourself or your baby, you may be transferred back to the main maternity unit.
Thameside Postnatal
Thameside Postnatal You will come to our Thameside Ward if you require additional monitoring and support following the birth. This will include women who have had a medical or pregnancy related issue or in the event that additonal observations are recommended following the birth.
Neonatal Unit
Neonatal Unit Everyone hopes their pregnancy will be go smoothly and their baby will be born at term and be healthy. Our Neonatal Unit (NNU) is specially designed and equipped to care for sick and premature babies if things don’t go to plan.
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