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Post natal check

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Itsaplayonwords Sun 14-Aug-16 23:10:39

I've got my 6-8 week post natal check with the GP tomorrow morning. What will it entail? Mainly, I had a 2nd degree tear and needed stitches, will he examine me to check they've healed okay? I'm wondering if I need to shave down there in the morning.

Whatsername17 Sun 14-Aug-16 23:20:40

I don't know about checking your wound (i didn't have one) but mine was a brief chat and a pnd questionnaire. I think they checked BP and discusses contraception too.

60sname Sun 14-Aug-16 23:26:25

My GP just asked if things felt ok down there, and focused mostly on DS during the appointment.

NovemberInDailyFailLand Mon 15-Aug-16 04:23:23

Nobody ever looked at my stitches after DC2. You can say no, as well, if you feel fine and don't want.

XL Mon 15-Aug-16 05:33:57

I had a cs...Nothing a few questions complete waste of time!

Quodlibet Mon 15-Aug-16 06:06:52

Mine didn't check stitches - I doubt they would unless you said you were concerned they were infected or not healed properly.
Either way, you don't need to shave for the GP's benefit. They have seen pubes before!

LBOCS2 Mon 15-Aug-16 06:47:44

In my experience they ask a few questions about how you're doing and what your mood is like, have a feel of your uterus to check it's contracting back into place nicely, talk about contraception and my dr has always offered to check stitches if needs be. They don't push you for it though.

purplefizz26 Mon 15-Aug-16 06:51:06

At mine they checked my stitches had dissolved and the wound had healed. You can refuse if you feel fine but for what it's worth it's best to check IMO.

Spottyladybird Mon 15-Aug-16 07:34:31

At mine they asked about my stitches so worth having a look with a mirror first!

My GP focussed on DD, my mood and contraception!

LillyBugg Mon 15-Aug-16 07:36:28

No I wasn't physically checked either. I was asked if I had done the 'rumpy pumpy' yet. Mortified

freetrampolineforall Mon 15-Aug-16 07:38:40

Checked me and said all looked fine. Turned out it really wasn't and I needed surgery. A year later. Don't let them drop you after they have ticked the box of seeing you .

Itsaplayonwords Mon 15-Aug-16 10:57:16

All was fine. Just asked about the stitched and as I said they were okay he left it at that. I know you don't have to shave for the GP but for my own sake if someone's going to have a look down there I'd like to feel like I've made an effort! A bit like shaving your legs if you're going swimming.

Anyway, he asked about contraception, PND, did my blood pressure and asked if I had any concerns and then checked DD over.

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