Midwives provide 6 weeks of postpartum care
Between recovering from the birth, broken sleep and normal hormonal fluctuations, the early postpartum period can be challenging for new parents. One of the benefits of having a midwife is the attentive postpartum care you receive. After the birth, your midwife will follow you and your baby closely. We have a routine schedule of appointments, but you can reach us by pager at any time with urgent concerns, and we will arrange a visit if needed.
Your midwife will see you at home on approximately the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th-10th day after you have your baby.
Your midwife will see you and your baby in the clinic at 2, 4, and 6 weeks after birth. Your final visit will take place at 6 weeks after birth.
During the home and clinic visits your midwife will:
- Offer routine newborn blood work, if needed
- Monitor your baby’s feeding, weight gain and overall well-being
- Monitor your physical recovery from the birth
- Check-in with about your mental well-being and mood
- Provide breastfeeding support