6 key tips for postpartum contraception care

The traditional approach of deferring contraception until the six-week postpartum check may be too late for some

To paraphrase Jane Austen: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that most Australian women do not desire another pregnancy immediately after their last one."


Yet the issue of ongoing contraception is often neglected in the busy few days that most women in this country now spend in hospital after giving birth.

It may well be that it is the woman's GP, rather than the hospital staff, who can really make an impact in this area.

Here are six key contraception tips for optimal postpartum care: