​Armidale - Postnatal timeline

Time after birth of baby​Care for babyCare for mother
​Birth day

​Vitamin K (Konakion)
Immunisation - Hepatitis B
Newborn baby check

  • By midwife or doctor
​Consent required
​1-5 days

​Hearing check

  • By Midwife
  • May be an outpatient appointment
​Consent required
​1-5 days

Hip check

  • By paediatrician or GP Obstetrician
  • May be an outpatient appointment
​Consent required
2-3 days​

Newborn bloodspot screen

  • National screening for all babies for many treatable medical disorders
  • Heel prick by midwife
  • May be done as an outpatient
​Signed consent required
​5-28 days

Breastfeeding Clinic

  • Outpatient appointment with breastfeeding clinic for mothers and babies with breastfeeding challenges
​Approx 2 weeks

Home visit by Child and Family Health Nurse (C&FHN)

  • Free NSW program for all families provides ongoing feeding and parenting support, including emotional as well as routine baby checks
  • Link made to C&FHN service before discharge from the maternity service
​2 weeks (if needed)

​Visit your GP

  • Baby check 
  • ​Mother might discuss contraception or other issues
​6 weeks

​Visit your GP

  • Baby check
  • Immunisation for baby 
  • ​Postnatal check
  • PAP smear if required
  • Contraception discussion