We visit with the new family in their home at approximately:
- 24 hours postpartum,
- Three – five days postpartum,
- One to two weeks postpartum,
- and at our office six – eight weeks postpartum
During these visits we check the your vital signs and how your body is healing physically, as well as the baby’s weight, color, feedings, elimination, and vital signs. We also support the new family in caring for your baby and adjusting to your new life together.
The postpartum visits can be one of the most rewarding parts of being a midwife, building on an established relationship with the client and family to help you process the birth experience and rally support during the many transitions of the postpartum time. The last postpartum visit includes a Pap smear and a complete blood count if the client wishes.