Postnatal visit (60 min):
Postnatal visits (home or office visits) aim to ensure the health and wellbeing of both mother and baby after birth. Postnatal care can enhance the breastfeeding experience, assist you to address issues and help increase your confidence in your mothering skills.The role of your midwife during the postnatal period is to provide care and support at a level determined in partnership with you.
Mother's check up: uterus, wound, pelvic floor exercises
Baby's check up: weight, cord care, skin, reflex.
Advices on breastfeeding, formula or mixfeeding
Discuss vaccinations, traveling with your baby...
Pelvic floor reeducation (45')
After childbirth, you have to wait at least six to eight weeks before starting any re-education or sports. It is very important to not start any abdominal re-education with a weak pelvic-floor because it would increase the stretch of the perineum and increase such symptoms as incontinence. After these six- eight weeks, you may start your pelvic floor re-education whenever you fell ready for it.
Every pelvic floor re-education starts with a check up of the strength of your perineum and of your level of awareness of it. Following the check up, the midwife will determine a personalised treatment based on your medical background, the course of your pregnancy and the method of childbirth as well as on your level of awareness of your muscles. Finally she will show you the exercises that you will do between the sessions in order to increase the benefits of the treatment.
Home and office visit (Vitality centre in Central)