After giving birth to the baby, the doctor will advise before discharging, “42 days after delivery to go back to the hospital for examination, mother and baby will come.” Some mothers feel nothing wrong with their bodies after their mothers have gone out of the month, and their babies can eat and sleep soundly, ignoring the 42-day postpartum examination directly. 42 days postpartum examination, can understand the recovery of various organs of the maternal body, in order to detect abnormalities in time, early prevention and treatment; at the same time, can know the development of the baby, so that doctors can give correct guidance.
Many new moms don’t understand the 42 day postnatal examination. Zhenzhen is the manager of a beauty agency in Shanghai. She has always been a strong woman. She runs to work before her month is full. She doesn’t care what kind of post-natal 42-day check-up is. After a few busy days, she felt some discomfort in her body. She ran to the hospital. The doctor told her not to go to work first. She should pay attention to rest. It’s better to have a 42-day postpartum check-up so as not to leave sequelae. After listening to the doctor’s advice, she took the baby to do 42 days of postnatal examination.
In fact, the meaning of puerperium is to let the physiological and endocrine changes in the body of women during pregnancy, after childbirth should gradually return to the state before pregnancy. The 42-day postpartum examination is to understand the recovery of these changes and to see if there are any abnormalities in women’s whole body and reproductive system.
After 42 days of postnatal examination, what items do babies and mothers usually need to check?
Postnatal 42 days examination: Baby Check five indicators
During the postnatal examination, not only the new mummy should be examined, but also the baby should have the corresponding physical examination. This is the start of monitoring the baby’s growth.
Height is a major indicator of bone development in infants. Human height is affected by many factors, such as heredity, nutrition, endocrine, disease and exercise. Therefore, we must ensure that the baby’s nutrition is comprehensive, balanced, adequate sleep, and maintain a certain amount of activity every day.
The weight of the newborn is an important index to determine the physical development and nutritional status of the baby. When measuring body weight, it is best to do it on an empty stomach when the baby is discharging urine and urine, and try to take off his coat, pants, shoes and caps. The doctor will give the new mummy appropriate advice according to the weight of the baby.
3, chest circumference
Chest circumference data are used to evaluate the development of the baby’s chest, including lung development, chest development, and the development of chest back muscles and subcutaneous fat.
4, head circumference
The baby’s head circumference reflects the baby’s brain development and brain size. Of course, this does not mean that the older baby must be smarter than the other babies. But the baby’s head circumference is too fast or too slow, which is abnormal.
5. Evaluate developmental intelligence.
This test is used by doctors to measure the intelligence development of babies, mainly to find out whether the intelligence development of babies is at the normal level. If in doubt, the doctor will further evaluate the baby’s intelligence development through neuropsychological tests. For babies with mental retardation, appropriate intervention measures can be taken in time to carry out early rehabilitation treatment.
42 days after delivery: six tests should be done by mother.
The 42-day postpartum examination does not require new mothers to have a 42-day postpartum examination. Generally speaking, 42-56 days postpartum examination is acceptable. When the new mummy is doing postnatal examination, do not miss these 6 tests.
1. Wound examination
Whether cesarean section or spontaneous labor side cut women always get a knife. Especially for new mothers who have caesarean section, the wound will bring abnormal squeezing to the digestive system and genitourinary organs in the abdominal cavity, so it will be more difficult to reposition. So, when new mummy is doing postnatal examination, the recovery of the wound after operation is the key point.
2. Uterine examination
After giving birth to a baby, like a deflated ball, it takes about six weeks to recover to the state before pregnancy, so postpartum examination is mainly to understand the situation of uterine contraction. If women have postpartum lochia and other phenomena, it is necessary to go to the hospital to do a B-ultrasound examination to see the situation of endometrium, in order to determine the cause of uterine bleeding.
3. Pelvic floor examination
Injuries to pelvic floor muscles and nerves during childbirth will not only bring inconvenience to life, but also cause vaginal relaxation, even uterine prolapse, vaginal wall prolapse and bladder prolapse. If there is a problem of urinary incontinence after delivery, women must be treated as early as possible.
4. Blood pressure and blood sugar check
There are many reasons for hyperglycemia and hypertension in new mothers. Many new mothers are caused by changes in living habits, breast-feeding day and night, poor rest, and large intake of brown sugar. The decrease of ischemia and oxygen carrying capacity will even endanger the organs and tissues of the whole body.
5. Bone mineral density measurement
After pregnancy and postpartum lactation, pregnant women will lose a lot of calcium in the body in October. So postpartum bone mineral density examination can timely detect calcium deficiency in bone, so as to avoid osteoporosis, seriously affect the quality of life in the future, and also avoid the phenomenon of calcium deficiency in baby caused by milk calcium deficiency.
6. Breast examination
Do you often worry about breast swelling and pain? Indeed, for new mothers, breasts full of milk are very delicate, once breast health problems occur, not only affect breast secretion, but also affect the health of the baby. Therefore, breast examination is necessary.
42 days after delivery, it is very important for babies and moms. Don’t miss new mommy! Pay attention to the health of your baby and your baby before you can live a better life.