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No 6 week check up after giving birth...

I didnt have a 6 week check up because I was not financially able. is it really necessary?

its been over 4 mths already havng a few problems but not sure if its related to the issue stated above.

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Health

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  • For most women, it's not necessary. We do it to make SURE that it's not necessary, though. Does that make sense? If you're now financially able to go to the doctor for a check up then you should.

    BIrth is a natural process, and women have done it without six week checkups for millennia. Don't let anyone scare you. Getting checked out is a good idea, but you're out of the woods for the most serious complications, like postpartum hemmorhage, and uterine infections.

    You can PM me if you have some questions about the specific problems you're having, and I might be able to tell you if they're serious or if they're related to birth.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:44 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • It'a good idea to have the check up to make sure things have healed like they should. If you're having issues it could related.

    Answer by how_reb at 11:45 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Go to planned parenthood. They'll do a pelvic exam for free and make sure your uterus has gone down like it should and that your cervix has closed, etc.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 11:59 AM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • You should have found somewhere to get it done. You are now having problems that may have been related. Your uterus may not have gone down correctly, you may have bad scar tissue....soemthing else could have happened.

    Answer by OneToughMami at 1:54 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

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