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Check Up After Delivery for Mom - 6 Week Follow Up Visit

 

A woman's mind and body go through many changes throughout pregnancy and after delivery.  The mother has to recover from childbirth; the mother needs to learn to feel good about herself after delivery; and the father needs to learn how to take care of his recovering partner.

 

 

See your healthcare provider within 3-6 weeks after delivery

It is important to ensure all women who have experienced childbirth return to their prenatal care provider for a six week follow-up visit. 

 

This visit will be used to:

  • Perform a breast and pelvic exam

  • Assess your overall health.  Some doctors will also require you to have blood-work completed to ensure you are not having issues with anemia or your thyroid. 

  • Discuss family planning options

  • Screen for post partum depression. Having the "baby blues" is a very common experience and lasts up to 3-4 weeks, but post partum depression is a more serious condition that requires treatment. Your doctor can determine if you need help and show you how to get help.

 

Need Help Scheduling an Appointment?

Please contact our Care Management Department Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm at 1-866-543-2387.

 

It is our goal to help you stay as healthy as possible.