Post-natal Appts

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Post-natal Appts
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Sat, 09-29-2012 - 9:36pm
When will you go in for your first doc appt after baby?

Here, they do a full exam before discharging you and baby, but they said I should see my OBGYN in 6 weeks. That seems so late to me! Or is that a universal time frame? They said c-section moms would go in at 4 weeks.

- JM

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 9:26pm
PS - Oops. It's "post partum" right? What excuse can I use instead of pregnancy brain? ;-)

- JM

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Tue, 10-02-2012 - 9:24pm
L, that sounds like what I remember from my mom/bro in TX. It's so weird for me doing all these things in Europe instead of the States, so it's great to get so many replies on this.

- JM

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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 8:07am

Here, the pediatrician and OB/midwife check every day during the hospital stay.  Then, baby and mom go back to the hospital for a basic check with nurses two days after being sent home.  Baby's first pediatrician office visit is around a week after being sent home.  Mom's OB/midwife appt is around 6 weeks after delivery.

My midwife appt is in 4 weeks, because I plan on going back on the pill and that form of birth control is started then.  If I were doing Mirena or something then my appt wouldn't be until 6 weeks.

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Registered: 01-27-2012
Mon, 10-01-2012 - 8:49am
Oh yes - we have that in Germany, too. I was a bit vague on the details until we just had our first visit today. And ofc I had several stitches to check. I'd take anything over HG, though. I had no idea how bad it was til I see how great it is to be off meds and not vomiting. I'm supposedly super iron deficient due to the tear, but I still feel much less dizzy than when I was pregnant. Oops, I digress again...

- JM

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Sun, 09-30-2012 - 9:30am
6 weeks here.
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Sat, 09-29-2012 - 11:13pm
6 weeks is standard here for vaginal delivery unless complications arise.
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Sat, 09-29-2012 - 10:38pm

We have a thing called Midcall here, where a midwife comes to your house every day for a week after leaving the hospital, they check us both over to make sure everything is still going well.  Doing things like weighing the baby, seeing how bfing is going, checking stitches etc if youre unfortunate enough to have had a tear.  Its pretty good, because for at least a week you dont have to worry about getting out of the house to go see them.