Usually health visitors do a home visit when the baby is about 2 weeks old, this depends from area to area. Officially, you will be under the care of community midwives until your baby is twenty-eight days old although they usually only visit after about two weeks if there is a problem.
In some areas, the health visitor, who is usually linked with your GP surgery, will make contact with you during pregnancy. In other areas, she will visit you for the first time once your baby is around one to two weeks old. She will give you information about the local baby clinic. These ‘clinics’ are usually held at your surgery on a weekly basis and are an opportunity to meet other mums and babies, have your baby weighed and chat to the health visitor about any concerns you may have.
NICE guidelines on postnatal care