Wondering when you should be going for your postnatal check up or what will be happening during the 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
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2) If you are breastfeeding, that you have no engorgement or infections
3) You are healing well from your C-Section wound
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4) Your blood pressure and oral glucose tolerance (if you gestational diabetes melitus during pregnancy)
He will also conduct a cervical papsmear test and discuss the various forms of contraception.
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