6 week postpartum appt ??

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Registered: 11-09-2006
6 week postpartum appt ??
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 12:29pm
I had mine today and my dr did basically nothing. Checked my weight, BP, asked if I was having any problems. He also asked how baby was, talked about birth control, and asked if I had questions. Took about 5 minutes total.

Is this normal? I read online to expect exam and pretty thorough appointment, but maybe most drs don't do that?

Oh, and I had a csection. He didn't even look at the incision, feel abdomen. Nothing.

Boy/girl twins, Ethan Neil and Gracyn Marie were born January 7, 2010!
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Registered: 02-22-2009
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 1:04pm

That is exactly how my 6-week pp appointment was after I had DS.

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Registered: 12-14-2009
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 4:39pm
That's how all of my 6 week checks were with my oldest 3. This go round, the naval hospital doesn't want to see me till 8 weeks and I'm hoping theyll at least do birth control.

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Registered: 07-23-2009
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 6:11pm
Guess every dr is different.. Mine checked my cervix my uterus weight bp and we talked a bit still need to get back for my depo lol

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Registered: 03-22-2011
Thu, 12-08-2011 - 8:31pm
Did the docto discuss anything about being able to workout?
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Registered: 03-15-2009
Fri, 12-09-2011 - 9:14pm
With my son they did am exam at my 6 week check up, but I had a vaginal delivery with some tearing. It still lasted only 15 minutes as I was healing fine. We discussed baby, BC, checked my weight like you described. I am surprised they did not look at your incision.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 12-11-2011 - 9:28pm
I just had mine the other day. I had a csection also and she did an internal, checked my uterus and all that 'fun' stuff, and my incision as well as the normal BP check, weight check and usual line of questioning. Is this a practice you're going to? Perhaps you can call and confirm what their normal procedure is for 6 week post partum checkups after a csection just to make sure??