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Postnatal care

Postnatal refers to the first 28 days after birth. Read more...

Your stay in hospital

You may need to stay in hospital until you and your baby have recovered sufficiently to go home. Read more...

Feeding your baby

The Rosie is committed to offering you support to establish breastfeeding. Read more...

Alberto Rodriguez-Cala

Midwife
Alberto Rodriguez-Cala

The most rewarding thing is seeing a happy face when I look after a woman, and a 'thank you'.

Breastfeeding drop-in clinics

Healthy mums and babies do best in the home environment. Therefore, if you and your baby are well, we encourage early transfer to the care of your family and community midwife. 

If you have had a normal delivery on the Rosie birth centre or delivery unit you can usually go home as soon as two hours after the birth.

If you have had an epidural or instrumental delivery a short stay on Lady Mary ward is usual.

If you have had a caesarean section (elective or emergency) you will stay in the recovery area within the delivery unit for a minimum of two hours before being transferred to Lady Mary ward. If you recover well, you may be transferred to the care of your community midwife at home after 24 hours.

Longer stays might be necessary depending on individual circumstances.