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.
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.
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.