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Postpartum office visit. Methods of family planning and postpartum sexuality: what kind of counseling do women expect?

Ewa Ślizień-Kuczapska, Sylwia Czarnowicz, Michał Rabijewski, Małgorzata Starzec-Proserpio
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Abstract

Introduction: The course of postpartum office visit is not always satisfactory for patients who expect, apart
from a gynecological examination, conversations and advice regarding the return of fertility and sexuality
after childbirth, choosing a method of family planning and other issues related to reproductive health.

Material and methods: In the years 2014–2017, based on the author’s questionnaire, 266 women after labor
from the Mazovia region were surveyed, in order to obtain data on the level of satisfaction after postpartum
office visit regarding information about family planning methods and postpartum sexuality. The data was
subjected to quantitative statistical analysis and qualitative verification.

Results: Almost 70% of women surveyed did not speak to their doctor about sex after delivery. Only 26% of
women were satisfied with information regarding return of fertility after delivery. LAM Lactation amenorrhea
method was recommended only in about 6% of women.

Conclusions: It is advisable to develop recommendations regarding the course of postpartum office visit
and enriching postpartum counseling with an interdisciplinary team of consultants consisting of a doctor,
midwife, physiotherapist, psychologist, lactation consultant, dietitian, family counselor and others who can
help improve patient satisfaction and professional education in the field of postpartum fertility return, choice
of family planning method, sexuality, pelvic floor recovery and postpartum silhouettes, lactation issues etc.

Abstract

Introduction: The course of postpartum office visit is not always satisfactory for patients who expect, apart
from a gynecological examination, conversations and advice regarding the return of fertility and sexuality
after childbirth, choosing a method of family planning and other issues related to reproductive health.

Material and methods: In the years 2014–2017, based on the author’s questionnaire, 266 women after labor
from the Mazovia region were surveyed, in order to obtain data on the level of satisfaction after postpartum
office visit regarding information about family planning methods and postpartum sexuality. The data was
subjected to quantitative statistical analysis and qualitative verification.

Results: Almost 70% of women surveyed did not speak to their doctor about sex after delivery. Only 26% of
women were satisfied with information regarding return of fertility after delivery. LAM Lactation amenorrhea
method was recommended only in about 6% of women.

Conclusions: It is advisable to develop recommendations regarding the course of postpartum office visit
and enriching postpartum counseling with an interdisciplinary team of consultants consisting of a doctor,
midwife, physiotherapist, psychologist, lactation consultant, dietitian, family counselor and others who can
help improve patient satisfaction and professional education in the field of postpartum fertility return, choice
of family planning method, sexuality, pelvic floor recovery and postpartum silhouettes, lactation issues etc.

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Keywords

puerperium, postpartum fertility return, postpartum sexuality, pelvic floor muscles exam, lactation amenorrhea method, LAM

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Title

Postpartum office visit. Methods of family planning and postpartum sexuality: what kind of counseling do women expect?

Journal

Seksuologia Polska (Polish Sexology)

Issue

Vol 18 (2020): Continuous Publishing

Article type

Research paper

Published online

2020-10-14

DOI

10.5603/SP.2020.0002

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Seksuologia Polska 2020;18.

Keywords

puerperium
postpartum fertility return
postpartum sexuality
pelvic floor muscles exam
lactation amenorrhea method
LAM

Authors

Ewa Ślizień-Kuczapska
Sylwia Czarnowicz
Michał Rabijewski
Małgorzata Starzec-Proserpio

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