I have my 6 wk. postpartum checkup on Monday and I just started my period. What do I do?
This is my first baby, and I know that it said I would have a normal period in 4-6 weeks. Should I keep my appt. and go or call the doctor's office Monday morning, (since it is Saturday now), and let him know? Please help me!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Congrats on your new baby!
In most cases the doctors don't care. Many women don't stop bleeding from childbirth until 8 weeks or longer. The doc saw you blood when you gave birth so it shouldn't be a big deal now. The only thing they are checking for is the position and size of the uterus and that is done with or without blood. Call the doc to make sure it's okay and let the nurses know when they prepare your exam room. They usually put down a large absorbent pad for you to sit on.
Once again congrats and good luck!!!Source(s): *Mommy of 2 (3 years and 4 months) *OB/GYN Nurse
- 1 decade ago
it is very normal
and its no big deal
you can still have your exam
the exam is only partly in your vaginal area
alot of it will be to see how your uterus and....(oh for the life of me i cant think what its called....but its a part below your uterus, the one that the nurse came in and pushed on while you were in the hospital after birth) that part is healing properly
go to your appt it wont be a problem
unless you are really really uncomfortable with it
but id try anyway...if you have an infection developing or something....especially if you had an epiziotimy, the stiches will need checked
dont worry about it
you have enough to worry aobut with your new baby then to fret on this
good luck and congratsSource(s): me...mother of two
- misskenjrLv 51 decade ago
I'd let the office know. They'll tell you if they want to reschedule or not. I'm thinking you'll need to reschedule so he can look up there and make sure everything is ok. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure this happened to me with my second child.
Good luck and congrats on the little angel!Source(s): mom of three!
- catywhumpassLv 51 decade ago
I think that the doctor is very aware of this possibility, but if you are uncomfortable, call the office Monday morning and find out if the doctor still wants to see you, or if they want to reschedule.
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- angelLv 71 decade ago
Go anyway, and just tell the doc. Don't worry, the doc has had this happen before. Good luck with the new baby.
- country girlLv 51 decade ago
Contact doctors office as soon as they open and ask what is best. they may just have you come in anyway.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
just go to your appointment if they feel they cant examine you then they will give you another appointment.plus to be honest i find going in person to make an appointment seems to be faster then calling then having to wait for them to call you back or putting you on hold forever.so yeah i would still go
- Anonymous1 decade ago
the doctor should know that those stuff happen. but to be on the safe side you can call and check