Questions to ask your doctor about hospital care after delivery
You are going to give birth to a baby. You may want to know about the things to do or avoid during your hospital stay. You may also want to know about the care you receive at the hospital. Below are some questions you may ask your health care provider about your stay at the hospital.
What to ask your doctor about hospital care for mom
How should I prepare for my hospital stay?
Can I breastfeed my baby right after birth?
What should I expect in first 24 hours post-delivery?
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. ACOG Committee Opinion. Optimizing postpartum care. Number 736, May 2018. www.acog.org/Resources-And-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Optimizing-Postpartum-Care. Accessed July 10, 2019.
Isley MM, Katz VL. Postpartum care and long-term health considerations. In: Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, et al., eds. Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 23.
Review Date: 6/30/2019
Reviewed By: John D. Jacobson, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda Center for Fertility, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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