Your doctor will want to see you for a checkup 2 to 6 weeks after
delivery. This visit allows for your doctor or midwife to check on your recovery from childbirth and see how you are doing emotionally. You may have a pelvic exam to make sure that you are healing well. If you had a C-section, your doctor will check your incision.
Your doctor or midwife will talk with you about birth control and find out how you're doing with breast-feeding. He or she also will ask about your moods and check you for signs of postpartum depression.
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What foods and drinks are
best for you, especially if you are breast-feeding.
might be having with breast-feeding.
When you can have sex. Some
women may want to talk about lubricants for the vagina.
feelings of sadness or restlessness that you are having.
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November 13, 2013
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