Health Visitor just been

Discussion in 'Third Trimester' started by Dollie, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dollie

    Dollie Well-Known Member

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    Just had an intro visit with the HV, she was lovely and gave me my red book and took some details. Shes contacting the breast feeding lady for me who will get in touch. Getting more real by the day :)
     
  2. Lilelephant

    Lilelephant Well-Known Member

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    Eek how exciting


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    I had a call off mine this morning.. seeing her next week. Didn't even know we were meant to see a health visitor lol bit of a stupid question but what exactly is their role? xx

     
  5. Dee83

    Dee83 Well-Known Member

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    Nobody's mentioned anything to me about a health visitor! Although i know that they're supposed to come and visit after the birth! What's the red book for? xxx
     
  6. redbear

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    Ive heard nothing about a health visitor.... Oh well they know where i am x
     
  7. Dollie

    Dollie Well-Known Member

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    Not every area sends out a health visior before the birth. They are trained nurses who come out to visit you after your LO is born, they take over care from your midwife. Some areas they just come out for the first time for the after birth visit. What I didnt realise until today was that your midwife sees you for the first 2-4 weeks after birth, I always thought the health visitor stepped straight in. The red book has bits of useful info for caring for your baby, contact numbers and its where they record your babys weight, development etc. Kind of takes over from taking your maternity notes everywhere, lol, she told me id to take it to the hospital with me in my hospital bag xx
     
  8. ChrissieCool

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    Never had one until baby was born and the red book is where they keep record of baby's weight and their injections are listed and recorded in there as well.
     

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