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, and with feeding your baby. 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 and I repeat a breast exam to check for any problems, and if you are breastfeeding provide any lactation support needed. I have many years of continued education on lactation.
Also on each visit I will do a newborn well-baby checkup.
Here is a schedule for Postpartum visits in your home: