Postpartum care begins the day after your baby is born. I am focused on both you and your newborn. I check your vital signs, your bleeding, and how well you are doing in general. I do a well-baby check-up, I look at your newborn for jaundice and assess how well he/she is adapting to extra-uterine life. Aftercare instructions are provided.
On day three, the milk has come in. I repeat a breast check for any problems, and your newborn has another well-baby checkup.
Here is a schedule for Postpartum visits in your home: