We will schedule your postpartum visit about 4-6 weeks after delivery. In addition to ensuring your physical health, we will address any concerns and answer any questions you may have related to your physical recovery from pregnancy and labor as well as address the emotional impact of having a baby.
Postpartum depression is very common in women and is sometimes called the "baby blues." Pregnancy and childbirth is a very special, yet powerful and emotional event for a woman and the feelings of excitement, anxiety, joy and even fear during and following the birth of a child can sometimes causes strong emotions. Many women experience mood swings and occassional periods where they feel like crying, which typically lasts for a few weeks after giving birth. However, women who experience deeper and prolonged depression and feelings of detachment that last for several weeks and even months after childbirth have postpartum depression and should speak to their doctor.
Women who are experiencing postpartum depression should know that they are not alone. Speak to your OB/GYN about your feelings so that your doctor can help you manage the symptoms or refer you to a mental health practitioner. Our goal is to help you get back to feeling like yourself and to be able to enjoy your new baby. There are also online resources and mother-to-mother support groups that your physician can point you toward to help you.