What is pelvic check up?
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.
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.
- Pregnancy care consists of prenatal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth) healthcare for expectant mothers. It involves treatments and trainings to ensure a healthy prepregnancy, pregnancy, and labor and delivery for mom and baby.
- Do virgins need Pap smears? Most health care organizations recommend women begin regular Pap testing at age 21. If you're a virgin — meaning you haven't had sexual (vaginal) intercourse — you may have a low risk of cervical cancer, but you can still consider testing.
- Vaginal Exam & the Hymen. Your doctor will go through what will happen during your exam and if done gently, with a small speculum (which is inserted into the vagina to open it for the pap smear), then it won't tear your hymen. It's not a comfortable exam, but if done properly, will lessen your anxiety and discomfort.
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.
- Well-baby exam: What to expect during routine checkups. A well-baby exam involves measurements, vaccines and an evaluation of your baby's development. Well-baby exams, or regular checkups, are an important way to monitor your baby's growth and development.
- 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.
- Your pediatrician, who is specifically trained to care for kids and teens, might be able to provide care for a little longer if your child is in college (usually until college graduation or age 21). But this varies from doctor to doctor, so be sure to ask.
Updated: 28th October 2019