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  • New baby
  • New parent
  • Support for parents
  • Baby checks
  • Poorly baby


Dear Parent


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Congratulations on your new arrival! Becoming a parent can be one of the most challenging, but also one of the most rewarding experiences, whether you are parent for the first time or already have other children.

We've put together some information that may be helpful for you as you navigate this journey!

You will need to contact reception to book a "New Baby Check" which is done when your baby is between 6-8 weeks old. This involves a top to toe examination of your baby by one of the GPs. This is followed by a nurse appointment for the first set of immunisations.

If you would like to book an appointment for yourself to discuss your contraception going forward then please book this with our nurse. We will endeavour to book you in at the same time you are bringing baby to avoid a separate trip to the surgery. If you have any concerns about your general health since having baby or are experiencing any mental health difficulties please book an appointment with one of the GP's to discuss.



National resources

The Breastfeeding Network ⧉ - International non-profit organisation who provide education and support related to breastfeeding

La Leche League GB ⧉ - Information and support with breastfeeding

National Breastfeeding Helpline - on 0300 1000 212

The Parenting Network ⧉ - Non-profit organisation for parents

Healthwatch ⧉ - Information on mental health support for new parents ⧉ - Information on contraception after having a baby

Local resources

Boom Magazine ⧉ - A locally run magazine for Belper and Amber Valley featuring family friendly class timetables and local events

Lots for Tots ⧉ - Free magazine for families with children under 5

Surgery resources

How can I tell if my child is poorly? - Ivy Grove Surgery leaflet

Contact the health visitor - health visitor contact details

Stop smoking - resources to help you quit

Mental health resources - extensive help to support your mental health

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Once again, many congratulations - we look forward to providing healthcare for your family and you in the coming years.

Yours sincerely

Ivy Grove Surgery