Medical check-up after the lull period is extremely important for monitoring how you recover, mentally and physically, after birth. After the 6 weeks considered by the louse, the doctor will do a thorough check and medical tests and will answer the questions that concern you!
All mothers are required to attend the medical examination after a period of 6 weeks after birth. This is the period when the body gradually returns to its pre-pregnancy form and has time to recover from the stress caused by birth.
At this point, many moms may still have problems with birth, pain or have questions to ask their doctor about how their body is recovering, sex, breastfeeding or contraception.
What happens at a doctor's visit after a flush?
During the medical consultation, the specialist will carry out a series of investigations as follows:
- will measure tension and weight;
- will perform an external abdominal examination; if you were born through caesarean section, it will also examine how the incision is healed;
- it will examine the breasts (it will look for nodules, signs of redness, mastitis or numbness or other complications that occur during breastfeeding);
- will perform a gynecological examination (examination of the genitals and perineum - if you have undergone an episiotomy; will examine the vagina, ovaries and cervix internally for lesions, scarring or other problems; it may also be a secretion test or Babes) Pap).
Depending on what you find on the physical exam and following the questions you ask, the doctor may recommend further tests. He may suggest performing blood tests if you are suspected of anemia or have other suspicions. For example, if you have gestational diabetes in pregnancy, you will need a glucose intolerance test.
Your doctor may suggest that you also get certain vaccines that you didn't get in their time or need, now that you are a mom - against tetanus, influenza, rubella or varicella or other childhood diseases.
What will your doctor ask?
The doctor will have a list of questions and problems that he will discuss with you. It is good to be prepared to answer them before presenting to the office:
- will discuss the complications you had during pregnancy or at birth and the effects they have on future pregnancies;
- will ask you about the symptoms that you have manifested during the 6 weeks - bleeding, pain, abdominal or pelvic discomfort; breast pain, urinary incontinence or other problems you have experienced;
- it will ask you questions about your emotional state; how do you cope with the status of mom, if you have adapted, what worries you etc .; by these he tries to detect if there are signs of postpartum depression, anxiety, etc .;
- it will ask you if you are breastfeeding or not and if you have difficulties in this regard;
- will also give you options of contraceptive methods that suit you (depending on your health, whether or not you breastfeed, etc.);
- will tell you about the sex life after birth; if it is good to have sexual contact, what to take care of and what problems you may encounter;
- It will talk to you about the nutrition you need to have, especially if you are breastfeeding and what foods are forbidden in this regard and will guide you to sports and Kegel exercises.
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