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Your physical and emotional wellbeing after the birth

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Both you and your baby need a medical check around 6 weeks after your baby's birth. Usually you will see your own family doctor or your private obstetrician and a paediatrician.

Your 6 week check may include:

  • a general check of your health
  • a pap smear
  • a discussion about contraception.

Your baby's check

Your child's Personal Health Record has a 6 week health assessment checklist for your doctor to use.

More information

 Pregnancy, birth and baby Pregnancy, Birth and Baby is a national Australian Government service providing support and information for expecting parents and parents of children, from birth to 5 years of age. 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see your doctor or midwife.


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