- Our care stops if you want to
- 6 weeks after the delivery, last check-up on the practice
- Sex and contraception
- Parent and Child Centre takes over
A week after giving birth, parents often received sufficient information and enough confidence to care for the baby alone. Our care and that of maternity care is then no longer necessary. This is often an exciting moment to go 'alone' as parents, but usually also a nice feeling to continue as a family independently. We always see each other during the after-check, six weeks after the delivery.
If you and the baby are doing well, we and the maternity care will end the care about 8 days after the delivery and no longer visit you. This is often an exciting moment to go 'alone' as parents, but usually also a nice feeling to continue as a family independently.
A week after giving birth, parents often received sufficient information and enough confidence to care for the baby alone. Our care and that of maternity care is then no longer necessary. From the 8th day after delivery the GP takes over the care of us. If you or the baby get sick, you can call the doctor again from this moment on. The clinic takes care of the general care with regard to feeding, weight and vaccinations of your baby. If you have questions during the first 6 weeks after delivery that relate to childbirth or childbirth, you can always call us!
After-check, 6 weeks after delivery
Do you like to discuss the delivery again, do you have complaints or do you just like to show the baby, then come to the last check-up in the practice. During this conversation of about 30 minutes, we will discuss the delivery and evaluate the care provided by us. We also check your blood pressure, weight and iron content. If you still have complaints about your scar, we will also assess the recovery. And of course we really like to admire your 6 week old baby! Often this chek-up takes place about 6 weeks after the delivery, but this may also be done earlier or later. Call us for making an appointment.
Sex and contraception
Just after giving birth many couples do not think about lovemaking. Still, it is wise to know something about sex and contraception after giving birth. A birth or breastfeeding does not work as a contraception!
Parent and Child Centre (OKC)
Parent and Child Centre (OKC) is part of the youth health care, paid by the municipality. All children aged 0-4 years are seen here for basic medical care. At fixed times you go along with your child at the clinic, they control the growth of the baby, the development like crawling and walking and give a lot of advice about (breast) feeding and upbringing.
The visits to the consultation office take place at fixed times:
- First year, at 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7½, 9, 11 months
- Then at 1.5 years, 2 years, 3 years, 3 years and 9 months
In between, you can always visit more questions or problems. The consultation office also has a consultation period. You can then go to the health center without an appointment to have the baby weighed, if you doubt whether your child is growing well or if you are just curious about the weight of your baby.
The first months after the birth of your baby can be intense. Many couples have to get used to the new situation, that is normal. But sometimes parents (or 1 parent) experience the period as 'too' heavy. That may be because the baby cries a lot, because you do not feel happy, or for other reasons.
Call us, your doctor or ask the health center for advice!
Exercise after giving birth
Pregnancy and childbirth demand a lot from your body. It is important to first give your body rest for 6 weeks and not to exercise. You can start training your pelvic floor in these first 6 weeks. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists website has a video about how to do pelvic floor exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor
After 6 weeks you can start exercising again. We recommend that you do this under the guidance of experienced trainers. You can find a list of experienced trainers in our address book.
We are very enthusiastic about bbb-health boutique. This is a women-only gym, with locations on the Amstel and in the Jordaan. If you want to exercise after giving birth, it is nice to be in a friendly environment with a lot of knowledge and personal attention. They offer a warm and professional environment in which women can exercise in a relaxing way after giving birth.
Also important: you can take your baby with you during the bring your baby hours. www.bbbhealthboutique.nl