Postnatal Care for Mum and Baby
The doctors at Practice provide unique, practical and supportive postnatal care that is essential to a mother and baby’s well-being, including:
Breastfeeding and bottle feeding advice and education;
Providing mental health support;
Checking your healing progress;
Sleep and settling advice;
6 week post natal check; and
New born care including immunisation.
If you need any postnatal support, you can make an appointment with your doctor at any time. You do not need to wait until the 6 week postnatal check.
6 week postal natal check for mother and baby
The 6 week postnatal check involves a thorough assessment of both mother and baby.
The 6 week postnatal check for mother will often involve:
checking your blood pressure;
checking your perineum if you had a tear or episiotomy;
a breast examination;
checking healing progress of incision if a caesarean birth;
completing a pap smear if due;
ordering follow up blood tests;
assisting with breastfeeding support and education;
offering suggestions on sleep and settling techniques;
discussing any concerns, fears or anxieties.
The 6 week postnatal check for baby will often involve:
general examination of baby including responsiveness;
weighing and measuring your baby;
6 week immunisation;
discussing any concerns you may have.
The 6 week postnatal examination can take up to 45 minutes and involves a 30 minute consultation with your doctor for your baby and then a 15 minute consultation with your doctor for the mother.
Please don’t forget to bring your babies blue book.