During your stay in hospital Dr Metawa will visit you each day to ensure that you and your baby are progressing as expected.
Both North Gosford Private and Gosford District Hospitals provide services in the immediate postnatal period – to educate and support you and your partner with your new baby.
Both North Gosford Private and Gosford District Hospital offer excellent options for learning about how to care for your baby, also providing a home service.
Dr Metawa recommends seeing you and your baby 6 weeks after the delivery of your baby – or sooner if required. Post natal (Baby Blues) is often common after giving birth.
The “postnatal or baby blues” refers to a range of feelings you may experience between the third and tenth day after your baby is born. The “blues” are very common, with more than 80% of new mothers experiencing them.
The feelings you may experience include being tearful, irritable, mood changes, fatigue, anxiety and feelings of sadness or loneliness.
These feelings are thought to be caused by a number of factors, including sudden changes in hormone levels after childbirth, unexpected discomfort from breast engorgement and birth pain, adjustment to parenthood and sleep deprivation.
These feelings should disappear after a few days and no specific treatment is required, apart from recognition, empathy and support from family and friends. However, if these feelings persist for longer than two weeks, your symptoms are worsening or prolonged you may have Postnatal depression and need further help. You should contact Dr Metawa.
Your 6 week follow-up will involve, a check of your general well being, body weight, making sure your body is healing the way it should be, Pap smear & discussion of future contraception.