After your baby is born, get the help and care you need
When your baby is born, there is so much to think about and do. It can be an overwhelming time in any home.
Schedule your "postpartum checkup" with your provider
It gives you and your provider the chance to make sure you and your new baby are okay - physically and emotionally.
What to expect at a postpartum checkup:
- Support for you. This is the chance to talk about any emotional problems you may be having.
- Support for you and your family in getting used to the new baby.
- Prevention, early diagnosis or treatment of any complications.
- Advice on baby care.
- Breastfeeding support.
- Advice on eating well.
- May get the "ok" to start having sex again. This may be a good time to talk about different birth control options and family planning.