Postnatal care

After the birth

A routine postpartum visit is advised between four to six weeks after delivery. This is a time to assess the woman’s adjustment to life with a new infant and discuss:

  • any questions regarding the pregnancy, delivery, and ongoing medical problems
  • infant feeding and immunization
  • pregnancy spacing and contraception
  • continuing problems with vaginal bleeding, urinary or fecal incontinence

The uterine size and perineum can be checked and cervical screening updated.

For more information, see:

Women's Health Queensland Wide - Looking after you booklet Pregnancy, birth and baby site's Newborn Essentials and New Parents pages.