​Postnatal timeline - Moree


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

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

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

​Hearing check

  • State-wide Infant Hearing Screening Service (SWISH) by midwife
      • May be an outpatient appointment 
​Consent required
​1-5 days

​Hip check

  • By GP/obstetrician
  • May be an outpatient appointment
​3-4 days

​Newboorn bloodspot screen

  • National screening for all babies for many treatable medical disorders
  • Heel prick by midwife whilst in hospital.  if discharged before 24 hours, shall need to return to the department for a repeat screen
​Signed consent required
​Approx. 10 days

​​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
​6 weeks

​Visit your GP

  • Baby check
  • Immunisation for baby
  • Postnatal check
  • Cervical Screening if required
  • Contraception discussion