To ensure the health of the new mother, Rosemark obstetricians and certified nurse-midwives encourage patients to attend their postpartum follow-up appointments.
Even if you feel like everything is going well and you are feeling great, please schedule and attend your 2, 4 or 6-week postpartum visit.
WHY SCHEDULE AND KEEP THE APPOINTMENT?
It is important to have a physical and mental check-up with your medical provider. They can:
- Reassure you that your are doing well.
- Assess any complications from delivery or the immediate postpartum period.
- See how you are coping with parenthood.
- Insure that you are healing properly.
- Discuss birth control options.
Pap Smears may also be completed at the 6 week postpartum appointment if the patient is due for the test.
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED?
Some of the concerns addressed at a typical postpartum appointment may include:
- Questions or problems about breastfeeding.
- Nutritional needs during breastfeeding.
- Worries regarding bleeding, discharge or pain.
- Inquiries about sufficient rest.
- Distress and emotional stability.
- Contraception selection.
Depending on the provider and your individual situation, an appointment will be scheduled between 2 and 6 weeks postpartum.
At the hospital, patients may speak with the nurse prior to discharge to arrange postpartum visits. At any time, patients may use the patient portal to request an appointment or simply call for an appointment.
The Rosemark providers are eager to care for and assist patients in the transition to parenthood. If any problems or concerns come up prior to scheduled appointments, patients are encouraged to call their provider. We encourage all patients to register to use the patient portal on our website. You may ask your provider questions confidentially at your convenience from home or the hospital on the Rosemark patient portal.