Women's Health Texas – Austin


Focusing on the importance of postpartum care and postpartum recovery

After giving birth, caring for your infant will likely take up most of your time and energy, but don’t forget that your own mental and physical wellbeing matter too! Your Women’s Health Texas ObGyn provider will stress the importance of postpartum care by working closely with you to help you prioritize your postpartum recovery and make time for self-care.

The importance of postpartum care during the fourth trimester for postpartum recovery

For the past few years, many people in the obstetrics community began calling the 12 weeks after giving birth the fourth trimester. During this period, physicians urge you to pay attention to your postpartum recovery and the importance of postpartum care.

After you give birth, it’s natural for you to feel tired, sore and overwhelmed. We want you to know that you do not have to go it alone during the weeks after your delivery. Our physicians and staff are here to answer your questions and help you through the physical and mental changes your body experiences.

Your postpartum appointment is an important part of your post-pregnancy healthcare

When the time comes for your postpartum check-up, you may be feeling fine and decide it’s not necessary. However, it’s still important to visit our physicians. Here are some things our doctors will address during the visit.

  • Your emotional and mental health, including stress and baby blues
  • Post-partum depression
  • Breastfeeding
  • Infant care
  • Contraception and feelings about sexuality
  • Sleep patterns and fatigue
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Health and well-being

If you had pregnancy or childbirth complications, you may require more postpartum visits

Postpartum recovery varies from woman to woman, and we tailor your healthcare plan to your needs. For example, if you had conditions, such as preeclampsia or excessive tearing during birth, you may need more visits with our physicians. Every birth is unique. If you ignore your complications or special circumstances, it may result in serious health problems. If you have chronic health issues, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, you need to work with our staff to develop a care plan that addresses your ongoing health needs.

Our doctors emphasize the importance of postpartum care

The providers at Women’s Health Texas have delivered thousands of babies. Our experience tells us that it’s vital to discuss postpartum care with you before and after you give birth. Your health matters to us, to your baby and your family. Contact us for an appointment.