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The Postpartum Visit

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The health care for your pregnancy which you began many months ago will end with a last postpartum visit to your doctor or midwife. The purpose of the visit is to assess your physical recovery, your beginning efforts at parenting, and your future contraceptive needs. Usually, your doctor or midwife will see you at a… »

Your Body During the Puerperium, the Postpartum Period

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The “puerperium” refers to both the period of time and the process that your body goes through after the birth of your baby. Technically, it begins with the delivery of the placenta. With the loss of that organ, so vital to your baby’s intrauterine survival, you lose one of the largest hormone-producing glands your body… »