If you have had your baby in hospital, your first point of contact will be the public health nurse, who will visit you shortly after you come home. They will have been informed of the birth of your baby and will either call to your home or phone you to make an appointment. (If you have had a home birth or domino delivery, your midwife will have already visited you).
Public health nurses can help you with the following :
The checks are generally carried out at 9 months, 18 months and 2 years, and you will receive a reminder call from your public health nurse. If you do not, call your local health centre to make an appointment. The checks are not mandatory. The public health nurse is also a good first point of contact should you have any concerns about your baby's development.
If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.