Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a person’s life. We realise that each pregnancy is different and that women and their partners require different amounts of information. We hope to give you the information you require about pregnancy, labour and birth, and the care that mother and baby will receive after birth.
We include information on the options of care and the specialist services that are available to women attending the Rotunda.
The midwives will guide and support you and check that you are recovering well from the birth. You will receive lots of advice and support from the multidisciplinary team, which will help you in your new role as a mother. This will build up your confidence for going home with your new baby. Don’t hesitate to ask for help when you need it.
The final colour of your baby’s eyes will not be clear until they are six months
old or more. You may notice that your baby’s head appears pointed. This is
because while your baby is being born their skull bones overlap.
If you had
a vacuum delivery, you may also notice a soft round cup mark on top of the
baby’s head. Overlapping or a cup-mark are both normal. Don’t worry; by the
end of a week your baby’s head will regain the normal round shape.
The Rotunda hospital promotes breastfeeding as the healthy way a woman
can feed her baby. Research shows that breastfeeding can really help to start
your baby off on the road to good health.
The World Health Organisation
(WHO) states that breastfeeding is the best form of nutrition for infants
and recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life
and thereafter infants should receive complementary foods with continued
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