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Kent Baby

The NHS in Kent is here to support you and your baby after you have given birth.

Once you have had your baby, our health visiting service will see you for a new birth visit from around day 10-14 and can offer you support right up until your baby grows up and starts school.

We have a duty health visitor who is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm who can talk to you about any concerns you may have or support you to access the right service. You can find the contact details in your red book or contact your local team.

If you would like to find out what happens to personal information held about you, please read our patient leaflet. You can also read our privacy policy for more information.

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May 2018

Each time I have called the service, the team has been incredibly responsive and supportive. My calls have always been returned promptly if the team was not immediately available and the advice imparted has been extremely helpful and pragmatic. I have had several anxieties along the way such as putting our son in nursery at 7 months, how to transition him from breast to bottle etc etc and the advice at each stage has been so useful.

In a world where there is so much contradictory information on the internet, it is so reassuring to know that a team of professionals is on hand that have first-hand experience of your issues.

I just wanted to thank you all for the support and reassurance that you have given me as a new mum with no immediate family on hand to call upon. I’d be lost without you!