After the birth

The first 12 weeks after your baby is born (also known as the fourth trimester) can be both exciting and overwhelming. This is when you and your baby are getting to know each other and learning new things. This information aims to give you the confidence you need to find your feet as a new parent.

What is the fourth trimester?

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“Having babies is wonderful. Washing-up? Housework? Leave it. Leave it all. It can be done any time. You will not get back that time of just sitting there and taking it all in, looking at your new baby.”

— Sarah, mum of two