Postpartum Perineal Care (cont.)
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Postpartum Perineal Care Follow-up and Treatment
See your doctor for a check-up about four to six weeks after delivery. Expect to receive a full physical examination, including pelvic, rectal, and breast examinations. Call your doctor sooner if you have any questions or concerns.
For problems after childbirth, your doctor will give you a thorough physical examination, including a pelvic examination and a rectal examination.
Most changes that happen to the woman during and after delivery are normal and natural. After delivery of a baby, many women initially are not able to move around as easily or comfortably as before the delivery. Women gradually get back to their prepregnancy state, but the healing process takes several weeks.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014