health visitors

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  1. lottielou

    lottielou Well-Known Member

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    Hey girls.
    So i have my 40 week appointment with my mw tomorrow. And i havent yet met a health visitor and dont know anything about them. Am i supposed to have seen one before bubbas born. .Do the hospital tell them when your babys born. . Do they come to your house. Man im confused lol

    xxx
     
  2. SpinSugar

    SpinSugar Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure on the guidelines but I have discovered today I have a HV coming Thursday!

    Xx
     
  3. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

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    Think its different in diff areas hun.
    Some have seen them before birth, some dnt meet them till about 10days after birth when MW passes details onto the community HVs in ur area.

    Just ask ur MW on ur next app xxx
     
  4. EllieG

    EllieG Well-Known Member

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    Hiya :)
    Im a Health Visitor in my area we do some targeted visits antenatally but dont have the staff to do for all women - wish we could, its great for continuity when we manage to visit antenatally, and is part of the Governments Healthy Child programme.
    The Health Visitor is notified by the hospital that you have been discharged and should ring you to make an appointment some time after day 10 to visit you at home and introduce herself, and do the 'new birth visit'.
    Hope that helps
     
  5. lottielou

    lottielou Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou girls. That is so helpful. Just wanted to make sure i wasnt supposed to have done something myself haaa!!. Oooh 40week mw appt today :D xxx
     

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