Today I brought my bb for his first gp appointment n the doctor said I have to go back in about 6 weeks for a full checkup for myself..
I know there is pap smear in that 6 weeks check but what else so they check??
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17-05-2011 05:55 #1Senior Member
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6 weeks post partum check for mums, what do they check?
17-05-2011 06:02 #2
I was just asked questions about how I was feeling, we discussed contraception and the baby was checked out
I was offered a pap smear after my first baby, but declined. It was never offered again! I think the doc may have palped my tummy, but that's it.
Every doctor is different though.
Congrats on you new baby!
17-05-2011 08:30 #3
A mine they checked my c-section scar (friends said they had any va jay jay stiching checked for healing) and was offered a pap smear and contraception was discussed. She also had a quick look over baby. It was pretty quick and straight forward.
17-05-2011 10:50 #4
At mine they:
- Checked my c-section scar
- Palpitated my stomach to check my uterus
- Discussed contraception
- Let me ask any questions I had
I wasn't offered a pap smear, because I'd had one 2 months prior to falling pregnant.
17-05-2011 11:30 #5
I've never had an internal at my 6 week PP check, all that happened was questions really
How was I feeling, emotionally and physically.
Asked how the bleeding was,
Headaches? Pains Anywere?
And just pushed on my belly to make sure my uterus had contracted properly
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17-05-2011 11:38 #6
The pap smear is only if you're due for one anyway. I think they give you a PND questionnaire as well. And generally just check that your bleeding has settled, there's no other issues. Nothing scary
07-11-2012 19:44 #7
Mine was pretty basic, just a few questions about how I'm feeling and they vaccinated and checked over bub. I didn't get poked or prodded at all I did have a fair amount of that in hospital before I was discharged though (as well as a talk about contraceptives) so I was glad to get out of it
03-12-2012 16:06 #8Senior Member
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i never had a 6 week pp checkup - or i did and totally forgot about it? I went to my gp on my own when my bleeding stopped about 2mths after birth to get the implanon put in. Also got a pap smear done then as it was offered.
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