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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
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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.
 
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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.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.arhp.org/Publications-and-Resources/Patient-Resources/fact-sheets/6weekpostpartumch...
  2.  www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/depression-pregnancy.cfm
  3.  www.acog.org/About_ACOG/Find_an_Ob-Gyn
  4.  www.midwife.org/rp/find.cfm
  5.  /www.theabfm.org
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