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After the birth of your baby/s, the midwife (and doctor where required) will complete a thorough assessment of you and your baby. They will discuss with you what to expect during your stay on the postnatal ward in hospital and prepare you for going home. This varies based on your individual need, and ranges from you staying in hospital only a few hours up to a number of days.
Whether you stay in hospital or have an early discharge, you can expect:
You baby may sometime require further monitoring or support, for example if they were born prematurely (born before 37 weeks) or they require monitoring of their blood sugars. Where possible the baby will receive special care on our Transitional Care Unit (TCU) or if they require closer observation this will be on our Neonatal Unit, where the staff will ensure that you receive the information, communication and support that you need.
Some wards have amenity rooms available. Please find more information here.
In preparation of your discharge from hospital, the midwife will give you information about:
You can find our leaflet Going home from Kingston Hospital here
Please see care at home following your birth for more information on what to expect when your have left hospital.
Whether you are in hospital or at home, the maternity team are there to guide and support you. Please do not hesitate to ask for help, we are here to answer any questions or signpost you to further support where required.
Please contact the PMA (Professional Midwifery Advocate) team. They are able to:
How to contact them
Clinics are held every Tuesday afternoon in the Antenatal clinic at Kingston Hospital. They are run on a pre-booked appointment system.