Postnatal Care, Infant Feeding, Safe Sleeping and Women's Health

Important Information: The use of face coverings and gloves when coming to into hospital

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it.
Following recommendations from the World Health organisation, and in line with UK government guidance, on Monday 15 June 2020 new measures were introduced at KGH to keep visitors, patients and staff safe; the need to wear a face covering at all times inside our hospital. To find out more.  
On Monday 19th July 2021, some restrictions changed in England however the hospital still requires visitors and staff to wear face coverings. 

Please remove your gloves - Good hand hygiene is one of the keys to defeating Coronavirus

  • If you are wearing gloves when attending our clinics you will be asked to remove them
  • We will ask that you wash your hands with soap or sanitiser
  • You may sanitise your hands and reapply your gloves before you leave

Postnatal Care

Postnatal visit schedule following the birth of your baby

Postnatal care will be individualised according to you and your baby’s need - as a minimum:
  • All mums will have telephone contacted by their Midwifery Team the day after discharge from hospital or the day after their birth at home. If required or requested a face to face visit will be arranged.
  • All mum’s if at home will be contacted on day three by a Maternity Support worker or Infant feeding Midwife for infant feeding support
  • All mum’s will have a face to face Midwife home visit on day five
  • Discharge visit on or after day 10 will be either virtual or face to face.
Further home visits will be undertaken based on mum and baby’s individual needs
We are using Google Duo to call when possible.
In line with the latest RCOG /RCM guidance Published -19 June 2020

How to register your baby’s birth

Your baby must be registered within 42 days of birth
To book an appointment to register your baby’s birth, or for additional information, please go to Northamptonshire County Council’s website: Or telephone 0300 126 1000
If you have a Market Harborough address, you can make an appointment using the telephone number above or you can call Market Harborough direct on 0116 3056565.
However if you choose to attend Market Harborough please be aware you will only be given  declaration of birth and a birth certificate will follow approximately 7 days later.
If you are currently in the UK on a visa and you have paid the Health Surcharge then baby is exempt from NHS charges for the first 3 months from birth. You will need to either add baby to your current visa or ensure you have adequate private medical insurance to cover baby until your next application.
For more information go to:
Local registry offices
Kettering Registry Office
Kettering Library
Sheep Street
NN16 0AY
Corby Registry Office
The Corby Cube Parkland Gateway
George St
NN17 1QG
Northampton Registration Office
Northampton Central Library
Abington Street
Oundle Registry Office
Oundle Library 
Glapthorn Road
Wellingborough Registry Office
Wellingborough Library
Pebble Lane

Safe Sleeping

Infant Feeding

Women’s health