Postnatal care: The general practitioner visit

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The postnatal period is a rapidly changing and challenging time for new parents. General practitioners are well placed to provide support, advice, clinical care and intervention for common psychosocial and physical concerns in this critical period. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to outline a consistent approach to the content and structure of the postnatal visit in the general practice setting, along with key management strategies for common postnatal conditions and comorbidities. DISCUSSION: Common physical and mental health postpartum concerns, follow-up management of antenatal comorbidities and contraceptive choices are outlined, along with management of early parenting issues.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of General Practice
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022

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