What happens at a postnatal check up?
The postnatal or six-week check is an appointment with your family doctor, during which she'll make sure that your baby is healthy and growing well . The check takes place between six weeks and eight weeks after your baby's birth.
A pelvic exam is a doctor's visual and physical examination of a woman's reproductive organs. During the exam, the doctor inspects the vagina, cervix, fallopian tubes, vulva, ovaries, and uterus. Public and private healthcare providers routinely perform pelvic exams at their offices or clinics.
- A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic exam that produces images that are used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
- Some females are born without a hymen. Some are elastic and never tear, and some dissolve on their own. And, it's very common for some people not to bleed at all the first time they have sexual intercourse. It's impossible for a doctor to examine someone and tell if they are a virgin.
- Your doctor can detect an ovarian cyst during a routine pelvic examination. They may notice swelling on one of your ovaries and order an ultrasound test to confirm the presence of a cyst. Ultrasound tests help determine the size, location, shape, and composition (solid or fluid filled) of a cyst.
Although opinion varies, most doctors won't start giving Baby shots, vaccines, or immunizations until he is 2 months old (at the next appointment). Some hospitals will give babies a hepatitis B shot shortly after birth.
- As a generic estimate, I averaged these two to come up with an “average” formula price of $0.19/ounce. So, if we do a straight multiplication here, we find that over the first year of life, average formula to feed an average baby costs $1,733.75, while the cost of breastmilk is $0.
- 7 childhood diseases that can be prevented by vaccines:
- Diphtheria (the 'D' in DTaP vaccine)
- Tetanus (the 'T' in DTaP vaccine; also known as Lockjaw)
- Pertussis (the 'P' in DTaP vaccine, also known as Whooping Cough)
- Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
- Hepatitis B.
- Pneumococcal Disease.
- Do you get a ultrasound at the first prenatal visit? Every Dr.'s office is different, but most of them do an ultrasound at 7-8 weeks to make sure baby is in the uterus (Not a tube) & has a heartbeat. They also will date your pregnancy/due date this way.
Updated: 28th October 2019