Postnatal doctor visit

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Wondering when you should be going for your postnatal check up or what will be happening during the visit?

Postpartum doctor visits

postpartum doctor visits

Postnatal doctor visit

If you had a vaginal delivery, your should go for a check up about six weeks after giving birth. If you had a complicated delivery or a c-section, you will be given an appointment a week after delivery.

At your postnatal visit, your doctor will check the following things:

1) You are well and have no problems with fever, urination, defecation or vaginal discharge

2) If you are breastfeeding, that you have no engorgement or infections

3) You are healing well from your C-Section wound

4) Your blood pressure and oral glucose tolerance (if you gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy)

He will also conduct a cervical pap smear test and discuss the various forms of contraception.

Also Read: Practicing mindfulness can help reduce labor anxiety and postpartum depression

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