For mom’s needs:
A postpartum checkup is a medical checkup you receive after having a baby in order to make sure you’re recovering well after labor and birth. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine recommend that all women:
- Have contact with their health care provider within 3 weeks of giving birth.
- Get ongoing medical care during the postpartum period, as needed.
- Have a complete postpartum checkup no later than 12 weeks after giving birth.
*For help locating a postpartum care provider, refer to the “access to care” tab.
What is a lactation consultant?
Lactation consultants are nursing professionals who help new moms with prenatal education, breastfeeding support, and prenatal education.
Michigan Association of Lactation Consultants Search
International Lactation Consultant Association Directory
Connecting to the next healthcare provider for the baby’s needs
What is a pediatrician?
A pediatrician is a medical doctor who manages the physical, behavioral, and mental care for children from birth until age 18.
*Find a pediatrician by referring back to the provider search under “access to care.”