Hmm, your midwife/GP sounds a bit useless to be honest. At 6 week check up with GP after having DS, doctor was concerned to check how breastfeeding was going, how I was feeling in myself (is a check for PND), how my stitches were healing, if I had any aches and pains or any questions about baby or myself post-birth.
They vary hugely. My private post natal check-up was literally a 5 second examination of scar and then dismissed. My NHS GP took about 30 minutes to do a detailed examination and to ask lots of questions. Also a few minutes to wipe off the breast milk that I squirted in her eye by accident
At my NHS post-natal check six weeks after the birth, the doctor just checked over the baby, she didn't examine me at all, or ask me any questions about how I was feeling. I had to fill in a questionnaire while I was sat in reception about whether or not I was feeling depressed, but I handed it back to the receptionist rather than to the doctor. It was a complete waste of time.
I don't know kaedsmum - I may be completely guessing but I though once the postnatal bleeding stopped, periods pretty much returned to normal if you aren't bfing. Hopefully someone will be able to tell you for sure.
I'm sorry your dr was so useless - she should have been able to tell you about this.
Kaedsmum - make a new appointment with a different GP. Explain you're feeling down after the birth (please dont be sad about breastfeeding not working - it doesnt work for lots of people and as long as your baby is happy and fed, all is good) and about the tag down below and that you didnt feel that your previous postnatal appointment addressed any of these concerns. Also ask about when you might be able to expect your periods to return to normal.
There is a list of things they should check with baby in your red book. At mine she checked DS and asked me loads of questions bout BF and AF and about the pill! Your dr sounds likea waste of space especially at such a stressful time! I would make another apt with a different dr and just tell them why you feel you have to do this! I especially think this if you have been feeling down as this should have been addressed imediately! I hope you feel happier soon! X