Usually when the mother takes the baby out of hospital, the doctor or nurse will remind him to take the baby for review in 42 days. For most novice mothers, hearing this sentence will be full of doubts, why is 42 days postpartum? Do you have to come back for an examination? Do you want to come back when the moon is ready?
Some novice mothers came home and asked a lot of friends, but many said they hadn’t done the test. Do I need to do that? Maybe I’ll think about it. It’s so troublesome to go to the hospital. Otherwise, let’s forget it. What is the 42-day postpartum check-up? What’s the effect? New mothers know more about the 42-day postpartum check-up, it will help you make a decision.
What is the 42-day postpartum examination?
42 days postpartum examination, not necessarily in 42 days of examination, refers to puerperal examination, early or late days are possible. But why this time? Because it takes about six weeks for the other organs of the body to recover to their pre-pregnancy level after the birth of the baby, except the breasts. The 42-day postpartum examination is not only for mothers but also for babies, but this article only talks about the 42-day postpartum examination for mothers.
The 42-day postpartum check-up is not mandatory. If the mother is unwilling to come back for the check-up, there is no way. If your mother comes back for a check-up, the doctor will talk to you about your recovery and make some suggestions.
What are the 42-day postpartum examinations?
Doctors will inquire about the mother’s basic information, such as pregnancy and childbirth history, family history, disease history, etc. They will also know about the recovery of postpartum menstruation, breastfeeding, sports, nutrition, sexual life, family interpersonal relations, psychological status and so on.
1. Routine examination
2. Obstetric examination
Know about the cervix and see if there is any lochia. If there is still lochia discharged 42 days after delivery, the color is dark and large, or there is odor, it is necessary to do B-mode ultrasound to understand the condition of endometrium and determine the cause of bleeding.
If it’s a cesarean section or a lateral perineal incision, it depends on the healing of the wound. Press the uterine floor to understand the uterine involution.
3. Pelvic floor examination
Vaginal delivery can cause some damage to pelvic floor muscles, and some mothers may suffer from urinary incontinence, back pain, tail pain and other discomforts after delivery. Pelvic floor examination is a very important examination in 42 days postpartum examination. Through the examination, we can know whether the pelvic floor function is damaged or not, judge the recovery situation, and put forward treatment and targeted recommendations.
4. Breast Examination
Novice mothers are easily troubled by many breastfeeding problems, such as flat nipples, invagination, breast obstruction, breast swelling and pain, etc. Through the examination, can help mother better find the crux, so as to solve the problem. If moms are troubled by these problems early, they should not wait until 42 days after delivery, and they should see a doctor as soon as possible.
5. Emotional Psychology
Doctors will communicate with the mothers, observe their emotions and evaluate their emotional state. Some novice mothers will have more emotional fluctuations after delivery. If the period lasts more than 2 weeks, be careful of postpartum depression.
6. Contraceptive Guidance
Contraceptive guidance is unique to postpartum review. Even during breast-feeding or before menstruation has resumed, some mothers have resumed ovulation. Doctors will provide contraceptive guidance to prevent pregnancy in cases where the body has not recovered, causing unnecessary harm to the body.
Generally speaking, the mother is advised to have a 42-day postpartum check-up so as to know the recovery of postpartum body in time through the review. At the same time, newborn babies also need to be examined, mainly routine examination and neurological examination.