Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care services offered in Bluffdale, UT

Postpartum Care

A mother’s body has undergone significant changes during pregnancy, labor, and even after childbirth. Getting the proper care during this tender time is vital. South Valley Women’s Health Care in Bluffdale, Utah, is dedicated to assisting women and couples with excellent postpartum care and other services. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online.

Postpartum Care Q & A

What is postpartum care?

Postpartum generally refers to the first six weeks after childbirth. This can be a wonderful time for both mother and baby. Bonds are formed along with vast adjustments to habits and post-delivery checkups.

During postpartum care appointments at South Valley Women's Health Care, several items will be discussed to ensure new mothers heal correctly and adjust to motherhood.

What are some postpartum conditions?

Postpartum care provides support and guidance for new mothers adjusting to motherhood. New mothers often experience one or more of the following postpartum conditions:

  • Sore breasts
  • Vaginal discomfort
  • Postpartum discharge
  • C section recovery
  • Bladder leakage
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fatigue
  • Infection
  • Hemorrhage (excessive bleeding after giving birth)
  • Postpartum depression

Postpartum conditions are relatively common during and shortly after childbirth. Talking with one of the expert health care providers at South Valley Women's Health Care can help you understand and manage them.

How do I know if I need postpartum care for depression?

It’s normal to feel these things. They usually improve over time. Sometimes, postpartum depression is so severe that it overwhelms new mothers. If you are unable to take care of daily activities and have thoughts or urges to harm yourself or your baby, it’s vital that you reach out for help.

Discuss how you’re feeling with your healthcare provider, especially if feelings worsen over the course of weeks or a month. It’s possible for mothers to develop postpartum depression up to a full year after childbirth. 

It requires medical treatment to be resolved, so please reach out to your provider if you’re experiencing symptoms. 

How long does postpartum care last?

Generally, it takes about six weeks to recover from childbirth. This period of time is referred to as postpartum. It’s the same for vaginal deliveries and C section. 

While this is the average range of time, each person will experience different symptoms, which can last for weeks to months. For most new mothers, many symptoms will subside within the first two weeks or so.

You can recover with knowledge and confidence by scheduling a postpartum care consultation at South Valley Women's Health Care by phone or online today.