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    Default what to expect at the 6 week postpartum follow up?

    it has been a while. what to expect at the 6 week postpartum follow up, and is it mandatory/important to go?

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    Depends if you had an OB or MW. Although I didn't have a pelvic exam either time after baby #2 (which was with an OB) and #3 (with a MW).
    I don't think they really checked anything out physically. Just asked about my mood, if the bleeding had stopped, any issues with recovery (ie: stitches if there were any). Asked how breastfeeding was going (usually that's obvious after looking at the baby anyway). That's about it from what I can remember.

    Hailey - April 2008
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    As well they asked if you wanted a prescription for birth control and commented on the tendency to be hyper fertile post birth.

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    Hmmm, my family doctor didn't recommend I go on the pill at all while bf'ing. But obv every doctor is different as well as the comfort level for yourself. Birth control is discussed though yes.

    Hailey - April 2008
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    Troy - July 2014
    *Currently enrolled in the Perinatal Support Practitioner program through Babies Naturally and looking to attend births as a student doula. Please message me for details!*

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    For my first pregnancy they tried to do a pap smear. It didn't go well so we did it 4 weeks later. They talked about birth control too. This time my family doctor told me I didn't need to go if I had no concerns so I didn't go. I didn't want the streas if taking a newborn to a hospital appointment.

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