Within 1 week after delivery, make an appointment with your obstetric provider for a follow-up visit. Your healthcare provider generally will schedule a follow-up visit within 4 to 6 weeks after delivery. Some healthcare providers might want to see you sooner, such as 2 weeks after delivery.
Continue to do perineal care, as advised by your healthcare provider, until you see your healthcare provider at your first check-up.Wait to have intercourse until after your first check-up. Your healthcare provider will tell you that it's OK to have sex again when your perineum area has healed (or the abdominal scar from a cesarean delivery has healed), and when postpartum bleeding and discharge is minimal.
Eat healthy meals every day. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.Take a walk and get out of the house for a break. Talk with your healthcare provider about when you can safely begin an exercise program.