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Postpartum checkup

I had my 4 week checkup today, and it was the easiest appt ever! He didn't even check my incision or anything. Just came in, wrote me a script for birth control, and said come back in 6 months for your annual. Is this a normal checkup? I was expecting him to dig around downstairs a little, not that I'm complaining that he didn't!

Also, I forgot to ask him, do I wait for my first period to start the birth control or do I just go ahead and start it now? What did your doctors tell you?

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Re: Postpartum checkup

  • This doesn't sound normal at all. I had like a 1 or 2 week check up to remove my staples and to check incision site.  Then I had my 8 week PP check up and he checked my scar again and checked my breast and asked me how things were going.  Tol

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  • Yea, your doc should have, at the very least, checked your incision.

    I had a 1 and a 2 week follow up where my incision was checked, then my 6 week PP check up where he also did an internal exam.

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  • At my 6 week she checked my incision, did another pap and checked to make sure my uterus was back to normal size. I started the mini pill right away.
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  • That sounds like he was in a rush and was not thorough. My 6 week PP appointment included an incision check, internal exam, and discussion about BC.
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  • Just curious...did you guys all push? I never made it past 3cm, so maybe that's why he didn't do an internal? I was pretty shocked that he didn't check the incision, but it was checked at almost a week when I had the staples removed.

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  • image amb04006:
    Just curious...did you guys all push? I never made it past 3cm, so maybe that's why he didn't do an internal? I was prett
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  • image mabenner1:
    That sounds like he was in a rush and was not thorough. My 6 week PP appointment included an incision check, intern
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  • I had my 2 week today and my OB told me to expect an internal at my 6 week.  I am sure she will check my scar, too, because she is very thorough.  No need for the BC talk at my appts, however, since I had my tubes tied when I delivered DD. 

  • image amb04006:
    Just curious...did you guys all push? I never made it past 3cm, so maybe that's why he didn't do an internal? I was pre
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