​Postnatal timeline

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

  • By State-wide Infant Hearing Screening Service
    (SWISH)
  • May be an outpatient appointment. Phon 49 213 555 to arrange an appointment
​​Consent required
​​1-5 days

​Hip check

  • By obstetric physiotherapist
  • May be an outpatient appointment
​2-3 days

​Newborn 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
​Signed consent required
​5-28 days

​ ​Breastfeeding Clinic

  • Outpatient appointment with JHH Lactation Consultant 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

​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