Post Natal Care - Chelsea and Westminster

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Azaff86
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Post Natal Care - Chelsea and Westminster

Postby Azaff86 » Mon May 23, 2022 5:30 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know if C&W offer mid-wife home visits post birth?

When I last gave birth there (during the height of the pandemic), I had to go to a local health centre which was the last thing I wanted to do after an emergency C-section...!

I've had a few friends who have given birth recently (different hospitals) and a midwife has visited them at home - so hoping it's the same at C&W.

Thanks!

 
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Poppy0750
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Re: Post Natal Care - Chelsea and Westminster

Postby Poppy0750 » Mon May 23, 2022 7:49 pm

Had planned C-section at C&W in summer 2019. C&W did not offer mid-wife home visits. Health visitors visited quite frequently first two weeks, if I remember correctly. Then I was going to HV center regularly until lockdown started. Since then my child has not been seen by HV nor by GP.
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Re: Post Natal Care - Chelsea and Westminster

Postby ceecee12 » Mon May 30, 2022 6:21 am

Hi, every hospital in the nhs has community midwives. They are responsible to look after their ladies within catchment areas of their borough. However you would come under the care of community midwives within your own local area from your nearest hospital. These midwives offer postnatal care for up to 28 days after your birth and should ring you once you get home from hospital. You can give birth at any hospital you choose but when you’re home your community care will always revert back to your nearest hospital trust. Each trust has different policies on home visits because of covid but as far as I am aware they can ask you to visit their clinics for your postnatal checks but they should do home visits especially post section. I hope this helps.
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dimelda
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Re: Post Natal Care - Chelsea and Westminster

Postby dimelda » Mon May 30, 2022 6:35 pm

TO:  Azaff86.  Why don't you ask the Hospital yourself ?!
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