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How often and how long does MW/HV come for after baby no.2?

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LadyOfWaffle Sat 23-Aug-08 22:52:48

I am sure with DS1 the MW came everyday for 10 days (ish?) and the HV comes on day 10 - is that the norm or is that just baby no.1? DS2 was born Thursday (home Thurs night) and no sign of anyone - is that normal with no.2 +? I am sure they chart their weight daily but that was 2.5 years ago...

Frizbe Sat 23-Aug-08 22:54:59

With dd2 mine came the day after, then she asked me if I'd mind her missing a few days, if I felt confident enough, of course I said, yes smile so she then came about 3 days after that, then once to discharge me, then HV came round and did the cursory visit. I'm guessing it may depend on area though?

Frizbe Sat 23-Aug-08 22:56:47

and just before anyone says my MW was crap in doing that, I'll just say she was part time and very good, but had a lot on her plate covering a large area, and she knows I'm the sort of person to yell if I need help.

NintyZelda Sat 23-Aug-08 22:57:44

I only saw my hv once after 2nd dc and then out of the blue when dc2 was 3.5 months old hv came round to see us??!!
Depends were you are i think

twinklytoes Sat 23-Aug-08 23:30:13

saw mw 2 times after discharge with dd2 - mutual agreement. handover to hv at 10days, one visit from HV, then to clinic as and when.

morocco Sat 23-Aug-08 23:37:08

mw can come for up to a month (or maybe even 6 weeks?) if you'd rather. with dd (my third) I asked them not to discharge me til then cos I was still having complications

BabiesEverywhere Sat 23-Aug-08 23:45:31

We saw a midwife the day after I got home from hospital, again 2 days later and signed off a week later.

mazzystar Sat 23-Aug-08 23:50:04

I expect it all depends on your circumstances, and how much support and medical attention you want/need.

Saw midwives daily for first week with both my 2 [both cs though] and then weekly for a month. Then HV twice - mainly, it appeared, just to be friendly.

Weegiemum Sun 24-Aug-08 00:07:40

MW is supposed to come every day to 10 days

You really are not obliged to see HV at all. With ds (dc2) and dd2, I had §1 visit then said I would call if I needed help.

Keep the blardy HV out of your help if you dont need them!

You have no obligation to see them!

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