- Recovery from a c-section
9 min read
If you have your baby by a planned or emergency caesarean section, your recovery will be different, and generally take longer, compared to a vaginal birth.
- Recovery after a vaginal birth
9 min read
Pregnancy and labour put a great strain on your body and it will take time to recover. Find out what to expect in the first days and weeks at home after you’ve given birth.
- Newborn baby checks
7 min read
In the days and weeks after birth, NHS screening tests and routine check-ups help monitor your baby’s development and identify any health problems which require treatment.
- If your baby needs special care
10 min read
Neonatal units provide medical care for babies who are premature or have health problems that require specialist help. Find out more about the support that’s available for newborns, and their families.
- Beyond baby blues: coping in early parenthood
8 min read
Sleep deprivation, looking after a new baby and your hormones on a roller coaster ride – the first few weeks after birth are often filled with conflicting emotions. Read our advice on what to expect and where to find support as a new parent.
- Making the most of paternity leave
6 min read
From bonding with your new baby to helping your partner recover after childbirth, we go through the best ways to spend your paternity leave.
- Postnatal depression and other postpartum mental health problems
11 min read
Many new mothers are affected by mental health issues like postnatal depression and birth trauma – we go through the symptoms to look out for and where to get help.
- Baby sleep: what to expect in the first six months
9 min read
New parents are frequently told to prepare for sleepless nights. But the reality of looking after a baby who sleeps at random times of the day and wakes up throughout the night takes a bit of getting used to.
- Safe sleeping: how to reduce the risk of SIDS for your baby
4 min read
Your baby’s safety is always your number one priority as a parent, and that’s never more important than when they’re sleeping. We talk you through the safe sleep guidelines for newborns.
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