“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.'”