What to Expect During Your First Postpartum Wellness Consultation in Lewes, Delaware
In this short video Dr. Alexandra Cox PA-C discusses expectations for your first Postpartum Wellness consultation.
“The Postpartum Wellness Program at Atracare Health was created to fill the gap in care between your OBGYN appointments. Most women only see their OBGYN at six weeks postpartum and one year postpartum. Our goal is to close that gap and provide new mothers with an opportunity to check in, ask questions, and get the care they need to feel their best.”
- Dr. Alexandra Cox PA-C
How Dr. Alexandra Cox is Helping New Parents Navigate Postpartum Wellness
No two postpartum experiences are alike. Some new mothers may need help physically, while others may need to focus more on mental health care. Many of our postpartum wellness patients need help with things like lactation, breastfeeding, stress, anxiety, fitness, and postpartum depression. Dr. Alexandra Cox will be able to talk with you and answer your questions. She will also be able to prescribe you any medications you need and get you connected with specialists like lactation consultants, pelvic physical therapists, and behavioral therapists if needed.
- Mood changes during pregnancy
- Mood changes postpartum
- Stress management
- Postpartum depression
- Sleep difficulties (Mom)
- Exercise during pregnancy
- Exercise postpartum
- Breastfeeding challenges
Joining the Postpartum Wellness Program
Before your appointment Dr. Alexandra Cox will have you fill out a questionnaire that asks about your health history, pregnancy and delivery history, and mental health. She will also ask about your goals for the session and what specifically you need assistance with. This questionnaire serves as a base to help make your first appointment run smoothly. You will be able to select a convenient day and time for your appointment, and babies are welcome to come along.
Why Postpartum Wellness Care is Important
Pregnancy is hard on a woman’s body and causes significant physical and hormonal changes. After giving birth, new mothers have to care for their newborn while trying to get the exercise and rest needed to heal their bodies and reduce stress. There is no playbook for raising a child, so many new moms have a lot of questions. Having a healthcare provider to talk to regularly can make navigating motherhood easier.
One of the most important reasons for postpartum wellness care is to help mothers who are struggling with depression and anxiety after giving birth. Postpartum depression affects approximately 10-20% of mothers. There is no shame in needing help or even medication if it relieves your symptoms. You can reach out to us and get the care you need at Atracare Health.
Book Your Postpartum Wellness Appointment at Atracare Health!
As your premier partner in health, we are here to help you with all your medical needs, including postpartum wellness care. Whether you need help with lactation or managing postpartum depression, Dr. Cox will be able to work with you to help you and your baby feel your best. Visit the Postpartum Wellness page to schedule your first appointment to learn more and get to know our team!