Postpartum Care at the 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