Health visitors are qualified nurses and midwives who have additional training in public health and are vital members of the postnatal care community at Pregma. They play a crucial role in making sure that mum and the baby are coping well, offering support and advice.
Health visitors help to:
- Support parents in bringing up their young children
- Provide advice on feeding babies and children
- Assess a child’s growth and development needs of young children
- Support children with special needs
- Advise on behavioural management techniques
- Advise how to reduce risks and prevent accidents and reduce injuries
Frequently Asked Questions
The health visitor tends to visit once before the baby is born and will visit again a week after the birth. Their role is to make sure you and your baby are in good physical and mental health.
Health visitors will be looking for a number of different things, from making sure that the new parents are coping well, if there are any health issues, symptoms of postnatal depression and then also routine baby checks such as feeding, sleeping, crying, minor ailments.