What will I need to have checked after I've had the baby?

The same observations done in labour, such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature will be checked. The midwife will also want to check yur bleeding (which is expected to be heavy at this stage), and look at your tear / sutures (stitches). It is important that you pass urine within a few hours of delivery, so tell your midwife when you have. She will also need to make sure your womb is tightly contracted to the size of a tennis ball by placing her hand on your tummy. You often feel dizzy and weak after delivery and your midwife will watch you for signs of this as you get up to bathe or pass urine.
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