You will have contact with our team either in person or via phone within one week of delivery. A routine postpartum visit at four weeks is part of everyone’s care. Bring your baby, or at least lots of pictures!
We want to see if you’re showing any of the signs outlined on the form below. Please call our office if you are showing any of these symptoms.
Most women who give birth recover without problems. But any woman can have complications after the birth of a baby. Learning to recognize these POST-BIRTH warning signs and knowing what to do can save your life.
if you have
Pain in the chest
Obstructed breathing or shortness of breath
Thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby
if you have
Bleeding, soaking through one pad/hour, or blood clots, the size of an egg or bigger
Incision that is not healing
Red or swollen leg, that is painful or warm to touch
Temperature of 100.4°F or higher
Headache that does not get better, even after taking medicine, or bad headache with vision changes
If you can’t reach your healthcare provider, call 911 or go to an emergency room
I had a baby on (date) and I am having (specific warning signs)
Trust your instincts. ALWAYS get medical care if you are not feeling well or have questions or concerns.