6 doctors weighed in:

What can I expect at my 6-week postpartum checkup?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roberto Prieto-Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Full Physical Exam

An early postpartum visit at one to two weeks postpartum should be considered for women with cesarean delivery, medical issues that require close follow-up and women at risk for postpartum depression .
The routine postpartum visit should include a complete physical exam and in some cases cervical cultures and inspection of episiotomy.

In brief: Full Physical Exam

An early postpartum visit at one to two weeks postpartum should be considered for women with cesarean delivery, medical issues that require close follow-up and women at risk for postpartum depression .
The routine postpartum visit should include a complete physical exam and in some cases cervical cultures and inspection of episiotomy.
Dr. Roberto Prieto-Harris
Dr. Roberto Prieto-Harris
Thank
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exam and discussion

My focus at the postpartum visit is to ensure any unresolved issues from the pregnancy (blood pressure, diabetes, c-section incision, vaginal tear repairs, etc) are doing well.
I make sure pap smear, testing for infections, and tetanus/pertussis vaccine is up to date. I discuss how breastfeeding is going. I screen for postpartum blues or depression. Lastly, i discuss birth control options.

In brief: Exam and discussion

My focus at the postpartum visit is to ensure any unresolved issues from the pregnancy (blood pressure, diabetes, c-section incision, vaginal tear repairs, etc) are doing well.
I make sure pap smear, testing for infections, and tetanus/pertussis vaccine is up to date. I discuss how breastfeeding is going. I screen for postpartum blues or depression. Lastly, i discuss birth control options.
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
Thank
Dr. Kimberly Kuncl
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Exam and discussion

The primary purpose is to make sure that you are well healed.
We check the vital signs, incisions, episiotomy repairs. We check that postpartum bleeding is normal. We assess the possibility of postpartum blues. A pap smear may be performed and a pelvic exam is generally performed. Usually, a decision about contraception is made. And, we love to see the baby!

In brief: Exam and discussion

The primary purpose is to make sure that you are well healed.
We check the vital signs, incisions, episiotomy repairs. We check that postpartum bleeding is normal. We assess the possibility of postpartum blues. A pap smear may be performed and a pelvic exam is generally performed. Usually, a decision about contraception is made. And, we love to see the baby!
Dr. Kimberly Kuncl
Dr. Kimberly Kuncl
Thank
Read more answers from doctors