It’s Startling How Little We Know About Good Postpartum Care

“Currently, the standard for postpartum care is a single visit to one’s OB-GYN or midwife around six weeks after childbirth. Alison Stuebe, an OB-GYN and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina, says women need more than this, but nobody knows exactly how much.

‘There’s a total disregard of mothers as having anything other to do than take care of their baby after childbirth,” Stuebe says. “As I often put it, once the candy is out of the wrapper, the wrapper is cast aside.'”

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