Although the nine months of pregnancy are most crucial, the next six to eight weeks period after the delivery also need attention and care. This period is called post-natal period. During this period, not only the new mother goes through many physical and emotional changes but also learn to care for her new-born.
For the Post-natal care, your doctor will advise you the following:
Initially, within 24hours of the delivery, doctor develops a postnatal care plan tailored especially according to the needs of the mother as well as baby. It includes the details of the delivery and instructions to be followed for next 6-8 weeks.
Post-natal mother-s health check-up
The first health check-up is done soon after the delivery and a number of similar check-ups are performed for the next 24 hours to ensure good health of both the mother and the baby. The check-ups include:
Baby-s health status should be recorded immediately after birth and regular check-ups including the following should be performed:
Almost 6 weeks after the delivery, the mother is checked for the following during her first post-natal visit to the hospital:
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