Postnatal timeline - Glen Innes

​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 State-wide Infant Hearing Screening Service
    (SWISH)
  • May be an outpatient appointment.
​Consent required
​1-5 daysNewborn bloodspot screen
  • National screening for all babies for many treatable medical disorders
  • Heel prick by midwife or pathology technician
  • May be done at home by midwife
​Consent required
​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​Visit your GP
  • Baby check
​Mother might discuss contraception or other issues