The midwives will check your general well being - asking you if you have anything that you are worried about and advising you on what is normal in the early days after your baby is born.
The first few days with your baby are very satisfying yet it can also be very emotional as you adjust to being a parent. You may even find the thought of being in sole charge of a baby quite daunting. But don’t worry, this is completely normal and something almost every parent experiences.
Your confidence will grow in time. There is lots of support available in hospital and at home. If you have had a straightforward and uncomplicated birth then it may be suitable for you to have an 'early discharge'. This means you can go home within 12 hours of your baby being born. Your midwife will discuss this with you during your pregnancy and the midwives that look after you after you have had your baby will also discuss it again. You can also get further information by accessing Maternity Assist.