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Advice during upcoming doctors’ industrial action (19-22 September & 2-5 October 2023)

Industrial action by hospital consultants and junior doctors is scheduled to take place between 19-22 September and 2-5 October. Some of our services may be impacted.

Unless you are advised otherwise, please attend the hospital as normal for any appointments or procedures. 

Further details and advice during these periods can be found HERE.

Postnatal Care

Postnatal care is the care and support you receive following the birth of your baby. You will go through a transitional stage to return to your non-pregnant status.

Postnatal care starts immediately after the birth of your baby. You will be encouraged to have skin-to-skin contact with your baby. If you have chosen to breastfeed, you may need some support to latch your baby on to your breast. Usually your baby will root towards your breast and suckle when ready but sometimes this can be delayed if you have had a long hard labour, interventions and analgesia.