Sage Femme
"I never quite appreciated how important or valuable post birth care (breastfeeding in particular from my perspective!) would be when I was looking for a private midwife." - Helen

It is only the beginning.
Understandably most women are very concerned with the actual birth of their baby and postnatal care is often overlooked, however the first few weeks after delivery can be quite a shock for most couples. Sage Femme will be there to help you through this often challenging time, ensuring that you have the best possible start for your new family.

After the birth you will be visited daily for the first five days, then you will receive a further five visits over the next three weeks.

You will continue to receive telephone support until your baby is six weeks old.

During these appointments your midwife will be doing the following:

  • Ensure that you feel confident in recognising your baby's health and well-being.
  • Recognise and advise on conditions such as jaundice.
  • Give information about routine screening tests which can be offered to your baby.
  • Advise on sleeping positions to keep your baby safe.
  • Help you gain confidence in caring for your baby.
  • Give assistance and support with breastfeeding.
  • Check your health to ensure your optimum recovery.
  • Put you in touch with local support groups and opportunities to meet with other parents.
  • Liaise with your health visitor so that you know where to go for ongoing support.
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