Postpartum Care / Instructions

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Prenatal Care

& Labor


We feel honored to be a part of the miracle of your child’s birth, and we’re thrilled to help you welcome your newborn baby into your life.

Once you are home, our office will initiate a two-week post-delivery courtesy call to see how you and your little one are transitioning to your new lives together. On this call, we’ll check on:

  • you and your recovery
  • your new role as a parent
  • breastfeeding
  • contraception
  • any post-delivery issues
  • screen for postpartum depression (a questionnaire which you will complete at home before the call)

Our goal is to make sure you have the information and the support you need to care for yourself and your new baby. If you experience any problems before then, please call us at any time.

After delivery, you will have a follow-up visit in our office at six weeks, where we will check again on you and your recovery and discuss any issues you may be experiencing.

Please use common sense while recovering. Although there are not many things you need to refrain from after a normal vaginal delivery, you should have complete pelvic rest for six weeks (no tampons, douching or intercourse). Do not drive until you are moving around normally and off narcotic pain medications. Stairs are safe and fine, but you might wish to get everything on one level for the first week to minimize discomfort from climbing.

If you’re recovering from a C-section, don’t lift anything over 10 pounds for two weeks, and don’t submerge your incision in a pool or bathtub for two weeks. It is okay to get your incision wet, just do not soak it in water.

At any time after a vaginal delivery or a C-section, if you have heavy bleeding (saturating a pad every half hour for two hours), contact our office at 502.891.8788.
Should you experience redness or foul-smelling material coming from your incision, whether from a C-section or an episiotomy, or if you have symptoms of postpartum depression, call our office for an appointment.

It is very common and normal to pass clots after leaving the hospital. You should only be concerned if they are accompanied by heavy bleeding and the clots are continuous.

We recommend you get plenty of rest for several weeks after birth. It’s a good idea to focus on caring for yourself and your baby, and not try to do much else. Fatigue decreases your milk supply as well as your ability to cope with the added responsibility of your new little one. If possible, get help for your other household responsibilities, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and caring for older children.

A healthy diet is especially important. Make sure you drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily, drink milk and eat plenty of proteins, fruits and vegetables.

Is it Time to Schedule Your Annual Wellness Exam?

Your annual women’s health appointment is a vital part of your health care, and the perfect time to talk to your Care Team about your personal health questions.

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