Pregnancy is the best time to be proactively planning for postpartum healing and recovery. By the end of pregnancy, you are most likely seeing your doctor once a week so take advantage of that time to talk with them about postpartum healing resources.
Here are 5 questions you can ask to jumpstart the conversation about your healing after birth.
How can I prevent postpartum depression?
Postpartum depression and anxiety are common after giving birth and they can crop up at surprising times. Start talking with your provider about ways that you can prevent these dark moods from happening.
Will you order lab work for me once baby is here?
It’s currently not standard-of-care for providers to run lab work for moms after giving birth. But ordering labs is vital to the healing and recovery for the new mom. Learn more about what labs to ask your doctor about HERE.
What are the best things I can do for my postpartum healing?
Your body is going to go through a lot of changes as it heals after birth. Talk with your provider about how you can be supporting that healing process.
How do I contact you once I’m home with baby?
In those days and nights soon after your baby is born, you may need support quickly from your doctor if something comes up. Get their contact phone number or the nurse line phone number to have on hand when you need them.
What postpartum health resources do you have for me?
Often your birth provider will have names of other practitioners and resources for postpartum moms that they can share with you. Ask about pelvic floor physical therapists, local mom groups, or massage therapists.
Hi, I’m Dr. Potter and I help women feel vibrant and healthy during their motherhood journey.
It was after the birth of my first baby when I became passionate about helping other moms. I was blown away by how hard it was to heal after that birth.
Now it’s my passion to help you heal optimally after birth. Want to learn more about making a postpartum plan with me? Head HERE. Have a young baby and want to work on healing optimally after birth? Head HERE.