Anna Chudy
Anna Chudy was found safe and well, police said. Police handout

A mother went missing from hospital a day after giving birth to her newborn son has been found, police said. Anna Chudy who left Northwick Park Hospital, in Harrow, north London, on Friday, "was found safe and well in the early hours of Sunday," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

She had given birth to a baby son by Caesarean section just before 4am on Thursday and police said that she left the hospital at around 10:30am the following morning. Amid concerns for her welfare, images and video footage of the 35-year old were released to help trace her.

Before she was located, Detective Sergeant Adrian Smith from Brent CID said she was "a vulnerable woman" and they were not looking "to trace her with the intention of pursuing any criminal matters against her."

"Our only concern is her safe return," he said.

At the time it was thought she had left the hospital in the company of a man, who police described as "white, with short dark brown hair."

"He is tall with an athletic build," they said. "He was wearing a black leather jacket with patches on the elbow and dark trousers."

It is unclear whether police plan to continue with their attempt to trace him, but police thanked member of the public and the media for their help in finding Anna. They would not speculate on what prompted her to leave the boy.