Dr Felicity Park - Newcastle Obstetrics & Specialist Ultrasound

Postnatal Appointment

This is an appointment for Mums to come back around 6 weeks for a check up and a chat.  So much has happened over the last 6 weeks, it is nice to catch up.  It is also a time to ensure your body has bounced back well and if there are any concerns they can be addressed at this appointment.  A pap smear is offered and any contraceptive needs addressed.  At this appointment we also ask you to fill in a questionnaire that addresses how you are feeling emotionally.  The transition and adjustment to parenthood can be both emotionally and physically tiring and you may not be coping as well as hoped.  This is very common but it is important to know there is help for you.  We can refer you to a psychologist who specialises in postnatal emotional care.