Not had my post natal check up
Jan 15, 2009 3:59PM
Ive not had my 6 week post natal check up yet, my lo is 9 weeks old today, is this important that i get this done?
Jan 15, 2009 11:00AM
For me it was important that i went as i'd had an episiotomy so needed to check i'dhealed properly and as it turned out. Also they sort out contraception etc and jst generally make sure ur ok, so i spose it is quite important. Has ur lo had theirs?
Jan 15, 2009 11:42AM
I'll make an appointment for a check up for myself, i had a natural birth no pain releif except some gas n air and no stiches, but i bled quite alot afterwards, so maybe i should im sure i also need a smear test, i just phoned the docs about my little boys check up as it hasnt been carried out, but they said they are running a bit behind, he's 10 weeks next week running nearly a month behind!
Jan 15, 2009 12:40PM
I had mine at the hospital as after having I was taken to theatre and was stitched up. Consultant wanted to see me personally. I think this was when Lily was 8 weeks. She also had her check up then at baby clinic by our baby doctor.
Jan 15, 2009 3:59PM
My GP's were running late as well. Think LO was 10 weeks when we both finally had our checks. Was told not to arrange for my smear test til at least 3 mths after the birth as dodgy hormones after the birth can lead to abnormal responses. I still have to sort this (LO 7 mths now). As for discussing contraception they just said that the coil would be best and to discuss it at the local family planning clinic. I dont feel comfortable about having coil fitted - so that was out. The pil was out as I have high blood pressure and am over weight. Guess the implant and injection would be out for the same reason. So OH has rather unhappily gone back to condoms LOL. Didnt need the GP to discuss it with me anyway really did I.
I guess that my check was important as I had an emergency section, but already knew there wasnt any probs after having MW and HV check the wound. And LO's check was pretty useless as well as he had already seen another practice doctor the week before as he had a lousy cold, so know he was ok as well.
Beck n Zacky
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May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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