Postnatal leaflets and videos

We have a range of information to help you once your baby is born.

Coronavirus advice

Getting ready to leave hospital

Breast feeding

Bottle feeding

Pelvic floor exercises

Coping with baby crying

Safer sleep for babies

Registration of your baby’s birth

All births in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must be registered within 42 days of the child being born.

You should do this at the local register office for the area where the baby was born or at the hospital before the mother leaves. The hospital will tell you if you can register the birth there.

More information can be found in the registration of a baby’s birth leaflet.

Birth afterthoughts

Deep vein thrombosis


Newborn jaundice

Leaflets in other languages