Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care services offered in Edgewater, NJ

After childbirth, protecting the health and well-being of the mother and baby are essential, and postpartum care is an important aspect of ensuring a smooth transition into motherhood. Chika Kuwama, MD, and the team at Hibari Family Medical proudly provide individualized postpartum care at their Edgewater, New Jersey office. The multilingual team strives to foster an environment incorporating Japanese hospitality principles, ensuring every patient feels safe, welcome and heard. Call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Postpartum Care Q & A

What is postpartum care?

Postpartum care is the medical care and support you receive after giving birth. The postpartum stage begins immediately after delivery and lasts for about 6-8 weeks. This period is essential for your overall health and well-being and your baby’s. The postpartum stage ends when your body has nearly healed from childbirth.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends receiving 12 weeks of support and encourages new mothers to undergo a comprehensive evaluation within three weeks of childbirth. Postpartum care ensures you’re healing physically, emotionally, and mentally.

What happens during postpartum care?

The exact services included in postpartum care vary depending on your medical condition, health history, and the type of birth you have, but common elements include:


Physical exams

At Hibari Family Medical, your provider performs comprehensive physical exams to ensure you’re healing properly and maintaining optimal health.


Newborn care education

The team provides guidance to help you navigate the challenges and surprises of caring for a newborn. This supportive education includes information on feeding, diapering, bathing, and soothing techniques.


Nutritional support

Nutritional counseling ensures you meet your dietary needs while you recover. Healthy, balanced eating habits are essential for all new mothers, especially if you’re breastfeeding.


Mental health support

The postpartum period can be challenging. Between hormonal changes, lack of sleep, and getting to know your newborn’s needs, reliable mental health support is critical while you heal.


Lactation support

Lactation support can help you with breastfeeding challenges and ensure your newborn receives the nutrition they need to thrive.


Family planning

Hibari Family Medical can discuss birth control options, such as oral contraceptives or an intrauterine device (IUD), and the ideal next steps to take if you plan to expand your family.

Why is postpartum care important?

Pregnancy and childbirth significantly change your body. According to a report from the Arizona Department of Health Services, nearly 70% of women report at least one problem with how their body looks, feels, or functions after childbirth. 

From postpartum depression and breastfeeding issues to low libido and urinary incontinence, postpartum care can identify and address any concerns you have.

Hibari Family Medical provides comprehensive postpartum care for all new mothers. To learn more, call the clinic or schedule an appointment online.