Postpartum care

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.

Save Your Life

Get Care for These POST-BIRTH Warning Signs

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.

Call 911

if you have

Pain in the chest

Obstructed breathing or shortness of breath


Thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby

Call your healthcare

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

Tell 911 or your
healthcare provider

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.