Preconception check-ups are important to ensure that you are healthy and prepared for giving birth. This visit is recommended for up to a year before you are deciding to have a baby, even if it is not your first pregnancy. A doctor will work with you through a checklist of important factors, such as your personal and family medical history, that may affect your pregnancy and require monitoring throughout the gestation period. A pre-pregnancy check-up is one of the best things you can do to help ensure that you have a healthy pregnancy, and a healthy baby!
A postpartum exam is often recommended four or six weeks after giving birth. This check-up helps assess your physical recovery from the pregnancy and delivery, and address your needs moving forward. This examination is a safe and comfortable environment for you to consult your health care professional on any questions or concerns you may have. Many women are still experiencing aches and pains during this time, and have questions about how their bodies have changed. Questions regarding breastfeeding, birth control, exercise, sex, and work are also very common and come up often during the post-pregnancy exam. Patients are encouraged to work through any and all concerns they have. It may help to write down a list of these concerns, to ensure that they will all be addressed at this appointment.
A postpartum exam can include:
Remember that a pregnancy is unique to every individual! Common aspects of a typical postpartum exam are outlined above, but there are many other areas that you or your caregiver may wish to address. At any time, feel free to ask questions or bring up concerns you may have. Our team’s goal is to help you feel healthy, confident, and prepared for motherhood.
Contact us today to book a pre- or post-pregnancy exam. Please call us at 403-72-EAGLE, or fill out the form below.