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In this episode, Dr Hannah Rosa looks in detail at the maternal side of the postnatal 6-week check. NICE’s quality standard on postnatal care is explored and topics, such as contraception after childbirth, are delved into in further detail. Thereafter, there is an exploration of conditions that can arise during or after pregnancy which require management postpartum, such as gestational diabetes, hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and postpartum thyroiditis.
In this episode, Dr Kate Chesterman discusses the case of Lauren, a 32-year-old lady who is 30 weeks pregnant. Lauren presents with dysuria and increased frequency. Kate talks us through the current guidance on urinary symptoms in pregnancy and considers who to investigate, when to treat and what to treat with. She highlights physiological changes in pregnancy, important obstetric and non-obstetric causes for urinary symptoms as well as relevant red flags.

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