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Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care services offered in Edina and Burnsville, MN

Pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on your body, and working with skilled practitioners for postpartum care is important. Women in and around Edina and Burnsville, Minnesota, rely on the highly skilled women’s health specialists at Southdale ObGyn for caring and compassionate postpartum services. To learn more, book an appointment online or call the friendly administrative staff today.

Postpartum Care Q & A

What is postpartum care?

Postpartum care encompasses all of the needs a woman might experience in the days, weeks, and months following childbirth. Just as every pregnancy and delivery process is unique, postpartum care is also highly personalized. A woman is considered postpartum for the first year after pregnancy.

Even if your pregnancy and childbirth experience was relatively smooth, you should still come in for postpartum care. Your doctor checks to ensure you are healing properly and don’t need any additional support as you transition into motherhood. 

It’s important to note that postpartum care is important, no matter if this is your first or fourth child. When you work with Southdale ObGyn for your women’s health and obstetrics care, postpartum care visits are scheduled seamlessly. 

What are some common concerns that arise within postpartum care?

There are many different issues a new mother can encounter in the timeframe after giving birth. That said, most women don’t experience severe problems or multiple complications. 

Some of the postpartum issues you might encounter include:

  • Hemorrhoids or painful bowel movements
  • Vaginal pain
  • Perianal pain
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Breastfeeding problems
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Urinary or uterine infection

Pregnancy and childbirth can also cause emotional shifts. Postpartum depression is a serious mental health condition, and finding treatment right away is important. During your postpartum care visits, your doctor screens for this common condition and helps ensure you get the care you need to thrive, both physically and emotionally. 

How often do I need to come in for postpartum care visits?

If your labor and delivery process went smoothly, you may only need to come in for a couple of postpartum visits to ensure you’re healing properly. If you had a more challenging experience, you might need more frequent visits, at least in the first few weeks. 

Postpartum care is important for all women who have given birth. While the needs of each approach might be different, the respect, care, and guidance provided to new mothers are always the same.

The team members at Southdale ObGyn are here to help you during this sometimes challenging time. No matter what your postpartum care needs might be, there are solutions. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option, so feel free to reach out at a time that’s convenient for you.