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It is helpful to understand what happens after the birth of your baby; in this section we explore everything you need to know, from cutting the cord to Skin-to-skin contact. And there is help and information about those early days with your baby, find out about breastfeeding, tests and checks for you and your baby and much more.
What to expect after your baby is born, including information on skin-to-skin contact, bonding, stitches and vitamin K injections
What to expect in the weeks and days after your baby's birth, including checks, feeding and poo
Baby blues and postnatal depression, including symptoms and treatment of postnatal depression, plus puerperal psychosis and postnatal post-traumatic stress disorder
Advice about stitches, piles, bleeding and other physical changes after birth, plus tips to help you make a healthy recovery
Find out about the special care given to babies born early (prematurely) or those who are sick, jaundiced or born with a disability
Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It's a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year of giving birth
If you notice anything that worries you about your baby, however small, speak to your midwife. Find out more
This guide includes everything you need to know about caring for your baby
Information on postpartum psychosis (psychosis after childbirth), with links to other useful resources
There are six NHS organisations in Sussex providing maternity care, you can register yourself directly using our self-referral page.
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