Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Babies & Children  > Postpartum Maternity Checkup

Postpartum Maternity Checkup Cost


How Much Does a Postpartum Maternity Checkup Cost?

 
low costWith Insurance: copays typically $10-$30average costWithout Insurance: Usually $100-$200 per visit
post Post   Comments (1)  

A post maternity or postpartum check-up usually takes place six weeks after birth and allows the doctor to make sure your recovery is progressing normally.

Typical costs:

  • The typical cost of a postpartum checkup is similar to that of a prenatal visit -- usually between $100 and $200.
  • Postpartum check-ups usually are covered by health insurance. Any plan that covered your prenatal care and delivery should cover postpartum care.
  • For patients covered by health insurance, the out-of-pocket cost typically consists of a copay of about $10 to $30.
Related articles: Well Baby Doctor Visit, Prenatal Care, Baby Immunizations, Baby Delivery

What should be included:
  • At a postpartum visit, the doctor usually will do: check blood pressure and weight; perform a breast examination and will ask about nipple soreness and breastfeeding; an abdominal examination and, if you had a C-section, a check of the incision; a pelvic examination to make sure your uterus is almost back to normal size and that the cervix has closed; if it has not, that could mean there are leftover placental fragments that could cause infection; and check for hemorrhoids and varicose veins. The doctor also will talk about when it is safe to resume sexual intercourse with your partner, and will counsel you on contraception.
  • The doctor also will ask about your emotional state and sleeping habits, checking for signs of postpartum depression.
  • The Association of Reproductive Health Professionals[1] provides a checklist for the 6 week postpartum checkup.
Additional costs:
  • If you were anemic during pregnancy or lost a large amount of blood during pregnancy, the doctor might perform a routine blood test.
  • If you are experiencing postpartum depression, you probably will need additional treatment, such as counseling or anti-depressant medications. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services[2] has information on postpartum depression. Treatment generally is covered by health insurance.
Discounts:
  • If you are due for a Pap test, the doctor can perform one, and the visit can count as your annual gynecological exam.
Shopping for a postpartum maternity checkup:
  • The doctor or nurse-midwife who delivered your baby also can do the postpartum exam. Usually, when you are examined at the hospital or birth center right after the birth of your baby, the doctor or midwife will tell you to make an appointment for a postpartum check-up.
  • If, for some reason, you are choosing a new provider and want to see an obstetrician/gynecologist, he or she should be board-certified by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists[3] . Or, the American College of Nurse-Midwives[4] offers a certified midwife locator. And the American Board of Family Medicine[5] offers a board-certified family physician locator.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. For medical decisions, always consult your physician for the right course for your infant or child.
 
post Post   Comments (1)  
CostHelper News


10 Quick and Inexpensive Home Makeover Projects To Do While At Home
You may not be able to host the large family gathering for the holidays, but there are still many ways to pick up items curbside to spruce up your indoor space for your everyday enjoyment and to bring a more festive spirit. || Posted December 30 2020


10 Key Ways to Prepare for Extreme Snow
Forecasters are predicting a true nor'easter will hit the eastern and central states with rain, thunderstorms, ice, snow and high winds over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's crucial to plan ahead, before bad weather hits. || Posted November 26 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
six-week postpartum check-up
Amount: $420.00 per visit
Posted by: Maricela in BRIGHTON, CO.Posted: March 23rd, 2012 01:03PM
I have no insurance or any government help so they charged me $420, I had to go back home and make another appointment for when I had money for it.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Postpartum Maternity Checkup
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  * per visit
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.arhp.org/Publications-and-Resources/Patient-Resources/fact-sheets/6weekpostpar...
  2.  www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/depression-pregnancy...
  3.  www.acog.org/About_ACOG/Find_an_Ob-Gyn
  4.  www.midwife.org/rp/find.cfm
  5.  /www.theabfm.org
More Babies & Children Topics
Check Out All Costs for Babies & Children How Much Do Baby Clothes Cost? How Much Does a Stroller Cost? How Much Does Summer Day Camp Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Radiologist Fee
Paid: 350.00
Any radiologist reading your mammogram will be at least $350. They have 11-13 years of training after high school before they begin work. If they are not board certified, watch out. Most are and it beats getting cancer... [more]
-Lowes Fan
Mammogram Cost
DIY Ceiling
Paid: 50.00
We bought a house with a cheap paint job. The ceilings were sprayed the same color as the walls. During COVID I painted the ceilings and a bathroom. A 120 square foot room took me about 4 hours (2 coats)... [more]
-Lowes Fan
Painting an Interior Cost
DIY vs Installed Small Deck
Paid: 3000.00
We paid $1300 for materials and $1700 for labor on a 100 square foot composite deck plus a redwood gate. It took 30 hours, done last year. My husband built a 100 sf heart redwood deck for about $1000 in materials in 2019... [more]
-Lowe's Fan
Redwood Deck Cost
Colposcopy with biopsy
Paid: 756.00
This service was wayy to expensive in my opinion. For a 20-25 minute total visit I had to pay out of pocked 756 - 187 to OBGYN, 229 to pathologist, then 340$ for facility fee or the hospital. I don't even know what that charge was for... [more]
-D S
Colposcopy Cost
Bilateral Diagnostic Mammogram and Third Mammogram
Paid: 1389.66
My 2021 bill, still in shock! Weill Cornell, in-network provider, billed my insurance $908 for a bilateral diagnostic mammogram, and $712 for a third mammogram one breast... [more]
-GinaF
Mammogram Cost
shoulder mri
Paid: 8000.00
Seriously, 8K for an MRI before all the secret insurance kicks in. I was stuck with a 1200 bill and my insurance is pretty good. This is insane for a 20 minute procedure with no nurse assistance... [more]
-stevej45
MRI Cost