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6 week check post section - what did yours entail?

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elizaregina Wed 19-Dec-12 23:04:03

Just interested as mine was" how do you feel in yourself" ....that was it!

Are there any other checks people had? Inspection of scar - any other tests?


QTPie Wed 19-Dec-12 23:11:59

My tummy was palpatted (sp?) to check that the uterus was shrinking back ok. Scar was checked. I also remember a brief internal (can't remember the reason - checking the position of something...).

Worley Wed 19-Dec-12 23:20:56

with ds1 I had the palpated abdomen.. internal check and how was I doing. with ds2 I had tummy palpated and asked how I was.. I was only wondering about this the other day. why one GP did internal and the other didn't..

HappyAsASandboy Wed 19-Dec-12 23:31:12

I was just asked how I was and whether I had any concerns about the scar healing. I was fine, and had no concerns, so he didn't look at the scar or any other part of me!

It was quite a thorough examination for my babies though smile

RhubarbCrumbled Thu 20-Dec-12 11:15:36

They asked if I felt ok then went on and on and on about contraception and how I HAD to have the pill or coil. No physical exam at all.

MrsAmaretto Thu 20-Dec-12 16:42:14

Mine was like yours Eliza, pointless.

Charleymouse Thu 20-Dec-12 16:45:15

My the 6 week check after an emergency CS consisted of thorough check for baby and I was informed if I wanted checking I should make an appointment of my own. Sigh.

louise2011 Thu 20-Dec-12 16:47:14

How are you? What contraception are you using. 3 sections & no internal examinations at allgrin

elizaregina Thu 20-Dec-12 16:50:05

If thats all the checks are for some of us - why the insurance sign off etc?

Its just because its generally said - 6 weeks and you can drive ....after GP has " signed you off" I thought it would be quite a rigourus check......

If thats all the GP does for some of us seems like a total waste of time - EXCEPT of course for babies check! ( which he seemed reasonable thorough with).

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