Exams and Tests
For part of your postpartum checkup, your doctor typically asks you about your moods and emotions.
Your doctor may check your Reference thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels to make sure a thyroid problem isn't causing any depression symptoms.
If you have had Reference depression Opens New Window, Reference postpartum depression Opens New Window, or Reference postpartum psychosis Opens New Window before, are now pregnant and have depression, or have Reference bipolar disorder Opens New Window, ask your doctor and family members to watch you closely. Some experts suggest that high-risk women have their first postnatal checkup 3 or 4 weeks after childbirth, rather than the usual 6 weeks.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 16, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry