OB Follow-Up Care | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

OB Follow-up

Norton Healthcare offers extensive postpartum care, beginning immediately after your baby is born. While our team of highly trained labor and delivery nurses will provide much of your postpartum care at the hospital, your OB/GYN or midwife will continue to assess your recovery during your stay.

Before you go home, your OB/GYN or midwife will perform a physical exam to ensure your health and well-being.

Follow-up Visit

Within the first week after leaving the hospital, you should schedule a follow-up appointment with your provider four to six weeks after delivery. An earlier follow-up visit might be needed in some cases. If you had a cesarean section, your provider likely will ask to see you in about two weeks.

Even if you’re recovery is going smoothly and you’re feeling well, a follow-up checkup is a crucial part of postpartum care.

Topics you may want to discuss with your OB/GYN or midwife at this appointment include:

  • Birth control
  • Breastfeeding issues
  • Nutrition and weight management
  • Postpartum bleeding
  • Postpartum mental health
  • Recommended exercise
  • Resuming sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal pain

Your postpartum exam may serve as your annual gynecological visit, so you can expect a pelvic exam, including a pap smear, and a breast check.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to your follow-up appointment, it’s important to reach out to your provider.

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