10 Questions to Ask at Your 6-Week Postpartum Check Up

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10 Questions to Ask at Your 6-Week Postpartum Check Up

You’ve spent the past 9 months preparing for the arrival of your beautiful baby. Labor and delivery has come and gone. Now its time for your 6-week postpartum check up. So much of life after delivery is focused on your new bundle of joy that you can sometimes forget to care for yourself. This is exactly why I believe the postpartum appointment is so important to you as a new momma – because it’s all about you!

Sure, your provider loves to fawn over your sweet baby, but this appointment is about mom. How are YOU doing? Self-care is so important to your health and recovery after having a baby, so let this appointment focus on your well-being.

These are some helpful questions to ask when you see your provider at your 6-week postpartum check up. Your provider will likely cover most or all of these topics on her or his own, but use this as a guide to remind you to ask anything she or he doesn’t cover.

10 Questions to Ask at Your 6-Week Postpartum Appointment

1. Do you have any recommendations for my future pregnancies?

Based on how smooth or complicated your pregnancy and delivery were, your provider will likely have recommendations for a future pregnancy. For example, if you experienced pre-term labor, your provider may recommend progesterone supplementation, additional ultrasounds to monitor your cervical length, and/or cerclage placement in a future pregnancy. If you developed gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia, they may recommend taking a baby aspirin in the future.

Your provider may have discussed some of these things before or during your delivery. However, it is likely that with the excitement, and sometimes chaos, surrounding the birth you may have forgotten much of what they said. Therefore, it is good to have the discussion again at your postpartum appointment when the distractions are less.

Also, don’t forget to ask your provider what your complications were, why they happened, and if there is anything that can be done to help prevent it in the future.

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2. Is my bleeding normal?

In the weeks following your delivery, it is normal to have bleeding and discharge, called lochia. The majority of the bleeding will resolve by three weeks postpartum. However, many women will continue to pass lochia until 6-8 weeks postpartum. During this time, some days bleeding will be heavier (like a period) and others with only spotting. It is important to discuss with your provider the quantity of bleeding you are experiencing. Your provider will perform a pelvic exam to ensure the bleeding is normal. If you are exclusively breastfeeding, your cycles will likely remain absent or irregular until you wean your baby.

3. Are there any medications, vaccinations or blood tests I need?

Your provider might recommend receiving the MMR vaccine if you were found to be non-immune to rubella. Or if you were started on any medications (such as blood pressure or thyroid medication) during pregnancy, your provider may recommend to continue, adjust the dosing, or stop completely at your 6-week check up. Also, if you were diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you will need postpartum testing as you continue to have an increased risk for developing diabetes after pregnancy. This is an important discussion to enhance your overall well being and optimize your health for the future.

4. What can I do about my vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is a very common complaint in the postpartum period. This is especially true in women who are breastfeeding. This is also an issue that many women forget to ask their provider about. Sometimes over the counter lubricants are not enough. Your provider may recommend a non-hormonal option such as hyaluronic acid, or an estrogen cream to improve your symptoms while breastfeeding.

5. How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

Your provider should perform a screening for depression at your 6-week postpartum appointment. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale is a common survey that is used. Approximately 70% of women will develop postpartum blues, so the importance is knowing the difference between blues and depression. Both have similar symptoms of anxiety, depression, crying, and insecurity regarding care of infant. However, the severity and timing of symptoms can distinguish them. It is so important to have an open discussion with your provider regarding your thoughts and feelings in order to receive proper care. Initial treatment can range from counseling to lifestyle modifications to medications as determined by your provider.

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6. What are my options for birth control?

Your 6-week postpartum visit is a great time to ask about birth control. Even for moms who are breastfeeding, there are many options to choose from! Condoms, pills, implants and IUDs represent the most common reversible options available, yet there are many more. Because there are risks and benefits to each option, a discussion with your provider considering your pre-existing conditions, personal and family planning goals will help you determine what method is best for you.

7. How can I help prevent pelvic organ prolapse?

Unfortunately, pregnancy and vaginal birth is one of the biggest risk factors for developing pelvic organ prolapse in the future. Most women don’t develop symptoms such as pelvic pressure, vaginal bulge, urinary incontinence, and difficulty emptying your bladder/bowels until after menopause. However, you can take action now to prevent the occurrence! The most commonly recommended practice are Kegel exercises. However, many women do not perform this effectively without proper coaching. Ask you provider to help you learn how to perform Kegel exercises correctly. Also ask if they would recommend consultation with a pelvic floor physical therapist. Other lifestyle changes for prevention include avoiding constipation, maintaining a healthy bodyweight, and smoking cessation.

8. How do I get my pre-baby body back?

First, recognize the beauty of your postpartum body. All of the changes of your body represent the miracle of bringing life into this world. Every scar, stretch mark, and pound is worth the beauty of life. Some changes will be permanent, and those changes should be welcomed as a reminder of the accomplishment of your body. If you notice a bulge in your abdomen, ask your provider about diastases recti (separate of your abdominal muscles) which can be treated with physical therapy. Breastfeeding can help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight faster. And make sure to ask when you can start to exercise again (you’ll typically be cleared to begin exercise at your 6-week postpartum check up).

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9. How long do I need to wait to get pregnant again?

This may be the last question on your mind, but it is an important one! A short interval between pregnancies has been associated with significant adverse outcomes, particularly if the time is less than 6 months. Yet an increased risk has been reported with an interval up to 18 months. These potential complications include maternal anemia, preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, and placental abruption. Based on the circumstances of your delivery, your provider may recommend a modified timing.

10. When will I see you again?

By the end of your pregnancy, you have likely developed a relationship with your provider. It can be bittersweet going from seeing them weekly (or even more often) at the end of pregnancy to suddenly going 6 weeks without them. Believe it or not, your provider and their office staff likely feel the same way! Make sure to ask when your next well-woman exam and/or Pap smear is due. ACOG recently changed the recommended guidelines for how often Pap smears are needed. However, it is still recommended to have a yearly breast and pelvic exam, routine blood testing, and STI testing. The timing of your next appointment will vary based on factors including recent lab results, your pre-existing conditions, and your age.

Hopefully, these questions will help you plan a list of topics to bring up at your 6-week postpartum check up. Remember, there are no silly questions and your provider will be happy to provide support.

About the Author /

Dr. Gillespie earned her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Dr. Gillespie, a board-eligible physician, is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Houston Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, and the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Clinically, she has a particular interest in providing a pleasant and enjoyable birth experience for her patients, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and is certified in minimally invasive robotic surgery. As an osteopathic physician, her medical school training emphasized the philosophy of treating the patient as a whole, while focusing on preventive medicine. In her free time, Dr. Gillespie enjoys an active lifestyle including hiking, rock climbing, running, yoga, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

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Welcome to #parenthood! After what seems like forever, baby has finally arrived. 😍 This is one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking times a person can have in their life, and it can be very easy to get overwhelmed and lost in the moment. 🙈 But this first week as a new parent can be one of the hardest.⁠
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I thought reading a few books was all I really needed to prepare me for motherhood, but in the end, it was completely different from anything I ever imagined. The first week, especially, was much more overwhelming than I expected; you’re physically recovering from #childbirth, your hormones running haywire as they start to resettle back to some sort of normal, and you’re getting to know your baby, all while trying to get them to eat, sleep, and stay healthy and strong.⁠
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For one thing, I had terrible college experiences (hey, sorority games!) trying those purees and the thought of it made me gag. Secondly, I knew from research that most of these store-bought purees were not made with quality ingredients and often had sugar added. I preferred to feed my baby good food, so I decided I was going to make her purees. How hard could it be?⁠
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Long story short, I survived one week making homemade purees. ONE WEEK. I discovered the hard way that I did not have time, nor patience, nor energy, to make my kid food every several days. Admitting to myself that I was a lazy mom (i.e., tired mom), I was determined to find a better way. I started researching other methods of introducing solids and (praise the heavens!) I stumbled onto Baby-Led Weaning. 🙌 {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading about Baby Led Weaning!}⁠
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📷: @mrs.caitlin_fought
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#pregnancy #pregnant #pregnancytip  #momtobe #pregnancylife #mamatobe #babybump #pregnancyjourney #bumpie #preggo #maternity #motherhood #momlife #expecting #mumlife #mommytobe #pregnantlife #babyontheway #inspirepregnancy #mommychick #babychick
YIKES! 😬 Hopefully there's a stellar recital at YIKES! 😬 Hopefully there's a stellar recital at the end of this. 😂⁠
📷: @humorandwine⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick
Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with love, hu Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with love, hugs and kisses. 😍❤️⁠
📸: @julianaguilar⁠
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#kisses #valentinesday #love #happy #picoftheday #xoxo #lipstick #baby #newborn #cute #family #momlife #babyboy #motherhood #babylove #instagood #babiesofinstagram #babychick #mommychick #valentines #valentine #vday #happyvalentinesday #bemyvalentine #bemine
What would your candy heart say? 😜❤️⁠
📷: @punsandlittleones⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick #valentinesday #candyhearts
Happy Valentine's Day! 💝 Just FYI before you ce Happy Valentine's Day! 💝 Just FYI before you celebrate . . . It's never just a "back rub" 🤦‍♀️🤣⁠
(quote via @littlewinkssleep)⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick #disney+ #disneyplus #netflixandchill
❤️ Low Cost Date Night Ideas for Couples on a ❤️ Low Cost Date Night Ideas for Couples on a Budget ❤️⁠
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Ah, #dating. Do you remember those days? After #marriage and a baby, dating your partner is probably the last thing on your mind. I get it. Dating is expensive. It takes time. It takes energy. These are things you may be lacking as a busy couple. But, there are low cost #datenight ideas you can incorporate into your busy schedule and I think you should. Why? Because dating your partner now is more important than ever.⁠
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Not only is dating after you are #married incredibly beneficial to your marriage, it's also really important to the rest of your #family dynamic. When mom and dad are happy and show #love toward one another, kids can feel that energy. The same is true when mom and dad aren't happy. For these reasons, date night should be one of the most important appointments on that very busy family calendar!⁠
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With a little planning, you can incorporate date night back into your schedule. Start with one night a month, for example. Then perhaps try to find time for one night a week. There are a lot of ways you and your partner can invest in one another without spending much (if anything!) and, perhaps, not even leaving the house! Here are some low cost date night ideas you can use to start making your dating life a priority again. {Click 🔗 in bio to check out our low cost date night ideas!}⁠
📸: @sivanayla⁠
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#pregnancy #pregnant #momtobe #pregnancylife #mamatobe #babybump #bumpie #preggo #maternity #motherhood #momlife #expecting #mumlife #mommytobe #pregnantlife #babyontheway #inspirepregnancy #mommychick #babychick #love #couple
If you're wondering what to gift her on Valentine' If you're wondering what to gift her on Valentine's Day that doesn't cost a lot?? These are guaranteed to make her feel loved. 💕⁠
📷: @majatomljanovic⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #mamalove #mommychick #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #selfcare #selflove #vday #valentinesday #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣
🤱 Don't Give Up: It May Not Be Low Milk Supply 🤱 Don't Give Up: It May Not Be Low Milk Supply 🤱⁠
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The early stages of #breastfeeding can be challenging. So many different new things happening all at once. Sometimes new mothers experience issues that they confuse with low #milksupply. Although it is possible, it is actually pretty rare. There are several other factors that can explain the challenges moms face during breastfeeding, all of which are normal. Before you give up on breastfeeding, make sure to educate yourself on these several fixable issues. {Click 🔗 in bio to read what you can do!}⁠
📸: @yoli_and_otis⁣⁠
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#breastfed #motherhood #momlife #postpartum #nursing #momtobe #normalizebreastfeeding #newmom #mumlife #newbaby #breastpump #breastfeedingfact #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mommylife #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #mommychick #babychick⁣ #lactationconsultant #breastmilk
So true ❤️⁠ 📷: @car_buettner⁠ .⁠ #mot So true ❤️⁠
📷: @car_buettner⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #boymom #vday #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #mommychick #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #valentinesday
And the quickest way, partners, to get murdered. 🔪🔪🔪😤⁠
(quote via @fruitsofmotherhood)⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick
👶 Baby Names for 2020 👶⁠ .⁠ We're sharin 👶 Baby Names for 2020 👶⁠
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We're sharing the top baby names of 2019 and what baby names we think are going to climb the charts in 2020! {Click 🔗 in bio to find out more!}⁠
📷 : @paigemolinaphoto⁠
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#newborn #newbaby #newbornphotography #babynames  #namingbaby #babynameoftheday #namesforgirls #namesforboys #girlnames #boynames #namehelp #popularbabynames #babyname  #baby #newbornphotographer #babygirl #momlife #motherhood #babyphotographer #newbornphotos #newbornbaby #infant #babylove #newbornposing #babiesofinstagram #newbornsession #newmom #babyphotos #newbornpictures #mommychick
It looks like a murder scene up in here. 😦🍝👶🤦‍♀️⁠
📷: @alrightmom⁠
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#dinnertime #spaghettinight #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick
💜 How to Show Love to Your Partner in Labor 💜⁠
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Giving birth is a labor of love—with extra emphasis on the hard work behind the word "labor". It’s a time where anything goes, the best laid plans can be instantly reversed, and no one minds if a few swear words slip out now and then. The end result of a new baby in arms isn’t the only showcase of love, however. Oftentimes, the love shown between the partners is just as tear-jerking as the birth of the baby.⁠
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How can partners create a positive birth environment by bringing a little love into things? Here are some ways each partner can show love to the other during labor. {Click 🔗 in bio to read more!}⁠
📸: @taprootdoula⁠
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#birth #childbirth #laboroflove #pregnancy #motherhood #pregnant #babybump #birthwithoutfear #momlife #mumlife #empower #prenatal #naturalbirth #hospitalbirth #birthisbeautiful #homebirth #birthcenterbirth #birthphotographer #birthphotography #birthbecomesher #birthwithconfidence #laboranddelivery #motherhoodrising #positivebirth #birthmatters #love #mommychick #babychick
Sorry, kiddo. It looks like it’s gone. 🤷‍♀️😈⁠
📷: @stonecolddaddy⁠
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#motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #motherhood #momstruggles #momprobs #mumlife #mommylife #parenthood #motherhoodunplugged #realmoms #momstatus #thatmomlife #realmomlife #momsofinstagram #momhumor #motherhoodrising #ig_motherhood #uniteinmotherhood⁣ #babychick⁣ #mommychick
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