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Postpartum

Our Idaho Falls ob/gyn clinic provides significant care to mothers and their babies even after the birth! The postpartum period of childbirth requires unique healthcare to return mom to optimal health and to get your baby off to a healthy start. While pediatricians or family doctor begin to care for the baby, the health of the mom directly affects baby.

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Breast Feeding

Feeding your baby breast milk has many benefits for both the mother and the baby. While breast feeding is a natural process, some complications may arise. The Rosemark providers can help both mother and baby get started.

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Follow-Up Appointments

There is a traditional 6-week postpartum appointment that is scheduled for standard deliveries. Earlier appointments may be scheduled by your provider depending on the nature of the birth. At 6-weeks, you may have questions or concerns to discuss with your provider.

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Postpartum Depression

After the birth of a baby, there is a natural swing of emotions and overall health a mother will go through. For a couple of weeks, the “baby blues” may manifest itself in crying spells, anxiety and sleeping difficulties. While this is normal, if the situation continues longer, the mothers may be struggling with postpartum depression and need some help.

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Contraception

Another postpartum concern that is important to address with a healthcare provider is contraception. After a baby’s birth, the mother will want to discuss what contraception methods will be best suited after the pregnancy.

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