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Your Check-Up After Delivery (4-6 weeks)
Why It’s Important
It is important to have a postpartum visit with your provider within 4-6 weeks of the birth of your baby. If you had a c-section, your doctor may want to see you sooner to check the incision. Even if you see your doctor within 2 weeks of giving birth, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises you to be seen again. Your body needs time to heal.
10 Reasons to have a Check Up After Delivery
- To make sure your body has returned to normal
- To talk to your doctor/nurse about your feelings
- To talk to your doctor/nurse about breastfeeding
- Talk over any concerns you may have
- To talk with your doctor/nurse about birth control methods
- To talk to your doctor/nurse about timing before becoming pregnant again
- To talk with your doctor/nurse about beginning to exercise and resuming sexual activity
- Receive lab tests if necessary
- Have your weight and blood pressure checked
- To make sure you have a Primary Care Doctor to help you when you are not pregnant and schedule other preventive care appointments
What to Expect at Your 4-6 Week Check-Up
Your provider will:
- check to make sure your uterus has returned to normal
- check the healing of your stitches (if you had any)
- check your breasts and do a pelvic exam
- talk to you about birth control
- ask how well you are adapting to the many new changes in your life