Postpartum doctor visits

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Following the delivery of a child, you will need to see a doctor again for a follow up. If you had a c-section, you need to be seen two weeks after the delivery to look the incision and make sure there are no signs of wound infection. At six weeks, both the c-section patients and the vaginal delivery patients should come to the doctors office for a complete check up. This is the time where all of your concerns need to be addressed. If you have questions about the delivery of a child, ask your physician. If you have questions about breastfeeding, symptoms of postpartum blues or depression, questions about your bleeding or pelvic pain. Discuss that with your doctor. Your doctor will review with you, the support system that you have in place and to make sure that you are aware of exercises that will restore your pelvic floor. They will encourage you to continue taking prenatal vitamins and possibly do blood tests to check for anemia, diabetes, and thyroid dysfunction. A complete examination is done of your breasts to make sure there are no masses, which can be a sign of plugged milk ducts or even something more serious. In addition, a pelvic exam is done to make sure you've healed. A pap smear is done to make sure that you don't have precancerous cells, and an abdominal exam to make sure your uterus is contracted.

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Shamsah Amersi, MD

Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Shamsah Amersi, MD is a preeminent Board Certified physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology from UCLA, where she graduated summa cum laude, with Phi Beta Kappa membership. At the prestigious, UC San Francisco medical school, Dr. Amersi graduated with top honors, and was recognized as a distinguished member of alpha omega alpha, an honor society for the top 5% of all medical doctors.

Dr. Amersi has received numerous professional and academic awards, including the University of California Distinguished Scholar Award for four consecutive years, an endowed merit scholarship, and the UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award for four consecutive years. Through her private practice in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Amersi is the personal physician to several Hollywood A-list celebrities. Dr. Amersi has been in private practice as an obstetrician/gynecologist for over ten years. She specializes in natural child birth, offers VBACs to her patients, and focuses on natural conservative treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, and bioidentical hormone replacement. Her favorite part of her job is delivering babies and sharing this intimate journey with her patients. She provides comprehensive compassionate care for all phases of a woman's life from adolescence through menopause.  Her special interest in female sexuality, libido and the effects of childbirth on pelvic prolapse has led to Dr. Amersi's renowned expertise in these fields. She performs both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for pelvic prolapse and vaginal relaxation.

 

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