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Why you need a postpartum checkup. Your doctor or midwife will want to see you four to six weeks after you give birth to check on your physical recovery from pregnancy and delivery, see how you’re doing emotionally, and address your needs going forward. (You may need to see your practitioner before this visit, as well. Your Six Week Postpartum Check Up Your Physical Exam. You will have a complete physical.
Your practitioner will check your vagina and, perineum and do a Discuss Birth Control Options. You may be surprised to learn that you can, in fact, become pregnant even while you are Review Your Labor and. “I had postpartum depression after my first and without those questions, I might have brushed it off and said I felt fine,” she says. One unexpected but common occurrence at the six-week postpartum check-up with midwives is feeling of profound sadness. “I didn’t want to say goodbye,” says Toronto mom Tamara Robbins Griffith. Your Six-week Checkup At about four to eight weeks following the birth and delivery, you will have a postpartum checkup with a doctor at your ob/gyn’s practice.
This checkup is to see if you are physically and emotionally well, and that you’re adjusting well to new motherhood. Though previously, it was routine to have your first and only postpartum checkup around four to six weeks after you deliver (with some moms, like those who had C-sections or pregnancy conditions like preeclampsia, going earlier), the guidelines have changed. In the past, ACOG recommended that most women have a postpartum checkup 4 to 6 weeks after giving birth. ACOG now says that postpartum care should be an ongoing process, rather than a one-time checkup. At about 6 weeks, you will likely have your postpartum check-up with your healthcare provider.
They will verify that any vaginal tears or c-section scars are healing properly and ensure that your uterus has shrunk down to its pre-pregnancy size. Your doctor will also do an overall health assessment. You should have your postnatal check 6 to 8 weeks after your baby’s birth to make sure you feel well and are recovering properly. Some GP surgeries do not routinely offer a postnatal check.
You can always request an appointment for a check, especially if you have any concerns. It’s a good idea to make a list of questions to take along with you. POSTNATAL HEALTH: Around six weeks after the birth of your baby, you will have a postnatal check-up. This can be done either at the hospital or by your GP. This examination is to check that you are recovering from your pregnancy and the birth, particularly if you have had a difficult delivery or a C-section.
Your provider may want you to wait until your six-week postpartum checkup to see how you’re doing first. Generally, if you exercised throughout your pregnancy and had a normal vaginal delivery, you can safely do light exercise – walking, modified push-ups, and stretching – within days of giving birth as long as you’re not in any pain.
List of related literature:
|from Leifer’s Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing in Canada E-Book|
|from Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing|
|from Buck’s 2020 ICD-10-CM Physician Edition E-Book|
|from Mayes’ Midwifery E-Book: A Textbook for Midwives|
|from Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Nursing for NCLEX-RN® Examination|
|from ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding: Theory and Practice, 2018 Edition E-Book|
|from Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing E-Book|
|from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition|
|from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book|
|from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation|