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6 week postnatal check

(8 Posts)
cookiemonster5678 Wed 12-Feb-14 19:45:56

Can anyone tell me what happens during this appointment?
Thanks

Cariad007 Wed 12-Feb-14 19:57:38

Marking my place here as I'm keen to know too!

mrsbug Wed 12-Feb-14 20:01:32

At mine the Dr asked me some questions - how I was feeling, were my stitches healing, had my bleeding stopped etc. Then she examined dd and asked a few questions such as was she smiling yet (she wasnt, but she wasn't worried anyway)

bellablot Wed 12-Feb-14 20:16:53

What mrs bug said plus questions about sex and contraception.

SomethingOnce Wed 12-Feb-14 22:13:52

6-8 week baby check

6 week check for you

Both NHS info.

notundermyfoof Thu 13-Feb-14 12:22:45

My 6 week check was nothing like what the link says! The baby had a full check over, stripped off and checked reflexes, eyes, hips and listened to heartbeat. Then a few questions for me, a prescription for the pill and a quick check of my stitches but only because I was worried about how it was healing - I don't think they always check unless you have any concerns. I wasn't weighed or asked anything about that which I was glad about - I gained a LOT of weight and would have been mortified blush

PenguinsEatSpinach Thu 13-Feb-14 12:34:24

None od the things on that list happened at my six week check. I didn't actually bother to have one with dd2 it was so pointless.

The baby appt was separate amd with the HV team at 8 weeks

MerylStrop Thu 13-Feb-14 12:39:03

We had a lovely little chat about how cute the baby was. Was there anything worrying me? No medical tests or examinations. Dr said I have to talk to you about contraception. We both smiled wryly.

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