Postnatal care

Once your baby has been born, you will be seen for a 6-8 week post natal check up with a GP to make sure you feel well and you are recovering properly. Your baby is normally seen at the same time for a 6-8 week check-up.

Your post natal check will normally include the following;

 

  • You will be asked how you are feeling as part of a general discussion about your mental health and wellbeing.
  • You will be asked if you still have any vaginal discharge and whether you have had a period since the birth.
  • Your blood pressure will be checked if you had problems during pregnancy or immediately after the birth.
  • You may be offered an examination to see if your stitches have healed if you had an episiotomy or a C-section.
  • If you were due for a cervical screening test while pregnant, this should be rescheduled for 12 weeks after the birth.
  • You will be asked about contraception

 

More information can be found by following the below link;

https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/postnatal-check.aspx

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