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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.
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:
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.
More mothers in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose to deliver their babies at Norton Hospital or Norton Women’s & Children’s Hospital than with any other hospital system in the area.
We deliver more than 8,000 babies a year. We’re close to you with more than 90 providers at more than 25 locations around Louisville and Southern Indiana. Choosing Norton Women’s Care gives you many options for how delivery day could go — all with the confidence of knowing that our obstetrics and pediatric specialists are there to help. With Norton Women’s Care you’ll find:
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