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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Jun 19, 2019 3:17AM
New to the game at 35.
Hello all. My husband just surprised me last week by saying if I wanted to have a baby he is willing to do so. He has 2 kids, 14 and 8, from previous relationships so for the 5 years we've been together it was all "don't want another ". We got married April 1st of this year. I have PCOS so I had accepted life without a baby of my own and have been on BC for most of my adult life. But now he has changed his mind and I am ecstatic and terrified! I threw away my last 4 active pills, which obviously messed up my cycle lol. So here we go to see what we can do. I cant decide if it would be scarier to conceive right away or for it to take a long time (if at all). I am on Metformin for diabetes (very well controlled, a1c of 5.4 last time checked) and I've been taking inositol supps for a while now just to see if they could help with other symptoms. Also started taking prenatal vitamins as preparation. Sorry for my long winded intro, I'm just excited. Thanks for reading if you got this far!
May 29, 2019 9:20AM
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