Raise your hand if you have mommy brain. There are so many changes that occur in your life from the time you find out you are pregnant, to the time you bring your baby home from the hospital, to the time your baby turns a year old. It is definitely the longest-shortest time. It's hard to balance all of your baby's needs as well as all of your own with so much on your mind. One of the things that new moms tend to put off most often is their health. Because of this, moms need a postpartum doctor's visit checklist for the first year after giving birth.
It's easy for an entire year to go by before you realize that you haven't gone back to the gynecologist since your six week postpartum follow-up. Thank goodness for reminder post cards and birth control refills, otherwise moms all around the country could go years without remembering the last time they had their yearly check-up. It's important to get preventative care so that you can continue to be a strong and healthy mama for your new baby.
Here is a month to month guide of all of the postpartum doctor's appointments you should make in the year after giving birth.