1. Physical Assessment
This includes checking for postpartum bleeding, assessing vital signs, and a physical exam on the mother.
2. Mental and Emotional Assessment
Assess mental health status to identify potential issues that could be impacting the mother’s overall well-being, such as anxiety or depression.
3. Social Well-Being Assessment
Assess if the mother has a support system in place (family/friends) that can provide emotional and practical care during her postpartum recovery period.
Assess whether the mother is getting adequate nutrition during her recovery period by evaluating her dietary intake and supplement use (if applicable).
5. Sleep Habits
Assess how much restful sleep the mother is getting each night.
6. Follow Up Care
Assess if the mother has a follow-up appointment scheduled with her healthcare provider and discuss any lifestyle changes or further care plan recommendations that may be beneficial for her postpartum recovery.
Assess if the mother has received adequate information regarding self-care, baby care, and any other pertinent postpartum topics.