Postpartum Care at the UVM Medical Center

Postpartum Care at UVM Medical Center

We evaluate the mother's condition daily during her hospital stay, as well as discuss and counsel the mother and her family on self-care, breast or bottle feeding, infant care, and birth control.

The University of Vermont Medical Center's Certified Nurse-Midwives see women in the office for their postpartum check-up at six weeks, which includes a physical examination and provision for family planning measures as desired.

After pregnancy and childbirth, your nurse-midwife can continue to provide care. This includes regular gynecological care with Pap smears, breast exams, family planning, and management of menopausal symptoms. Referrals are made to a gynecologist whenever indicated.

At the UVM Medical Center, our OB/GYNs or Ceritified Nurse-Midwives provide you with the following postpartum care:

  • evaluate the mother's condition daily during hospital stay
  • counsel on self-care
  • guidance on breastfeeding or bottle feeding
  • offer tips on infant care
  • support on birth control if desired

Following the birth of your baby, if you use a UVM Medical Center OB/GYN or midwife, you will be seen in the office for a postpartum check-up at six weeks. Your postpartum visit includes a physical examination and provision for family planning measures as desired.

Long-Term Gynecologic Care

At The UVM Medical Center, you have the choice of receiving gynecologic care by a gynecologist or certified nurse-midwife. After pregnancy and childbirth, our specialists can continue to provide you with care. This includes:

  • regular gynecological care with Pap smears
  • breast exams
  • family planning
  • management of menopausal symptoms