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cuddling a newborn

A checklist for new parents in the pandemic

We are living in strange times and anyone having a baby right now might be feeling isolated and unsure of where to go for support and reassurance. At the end of your pregnancy Ask you midwife what happens when you bring your baby home. Will there be home visits and how many? When will you get to meet/speak to your health visitor? Your health visitor Ask how the postnatal checks will work – are any face-to-face appointments? When will your baby be weighed? Can you contact her if you have any concerns and how do you do this? Weighing Ask your health visitor if your baby can be weighed? Look for the signs that your baby is putting on weight: getting bigger, healthy skin, wet & pooey nappies, alert and settled in-between feeds. If your baby can’t be weighed by your health visitor and you would like some reassurance of weight-gain, you could use some bathroom scales for an indication. You or your partner can stand on the scales – so you know your weight …