Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. It takes a while to get everything back to normal after birth. Banner Health recommends seeing your doctor within three weeks after delivery to check on your physical and emotional recovery. If you had a c-section, your doctor will want to check on your incision within two weeks after delivery to ensure it is healing properly.
Up until your first exam, you may still be dealing with childbirth-related aches and pains. This post-delivery appointment serves as a great time to address those pains and get any questions answered related to how your body has changed. Women commonly ask questions related to breastfeeding, birth control, sex, exercise and going back to work during their first postpartum doctor appointment.
If you have concerns or questions that need immediate attention before your first postpartum appointment, give your doctor a call.
Your first appointment is a great time to ask any questions or raise any concerns that have come up since childbirth. Banner Health's expert staff is ready to answer any postpartum questions new parents may have in regards to what to expect. To ensure we address all concerns, we recommend writing these questions down before your appointment as sleep deprivation can take a toll on your memory during this time.
Your doctor will address the following during your first postpartum exam:
A post-delivery appointment is very similar to a normal physical exam at your doctor’s office. This physical exam will include the following:
Banner’s expert staff is here to give you peace of mind when it comes to your postpartum experiences. Reach out any time with any post-delivery questions or concerns. We’re here to help.