Most women can easily drive after a colposcopy. Some women may feel sick but this generally passes in a short time.
It is better to avoid driving after a caesarean section. Also, there is a legal requirement that you do not drive for atleast 24 hours after a caesarean section.
Bleeding after delivery generally comes from the healing placental site, as well as the slow decrease in size of the uterus and this process may take 6 to 8 weeks. You can also notice blood loss as you breastfeed, because breastfeeding releases hormones that make the uterus contract and this contraction may feel like a period cramp.
However, your bleeding should not be heavier than a period.
Although flying is not of great risk to pregnancy, it is better to avoid it in the last month of pregnancy. Both pregnancy as well as long-haul flights are individually risks for DVT (blood clots in the leg). Therefore, this must be discussed.
Another important factor in this question is the destination to which you would be flying. Flying within Australia & NZ is safe.
- A current referral from your GP
- Your medicare card as well as private health insurance details
- Blood test or ultrasound results
Dr. Jyoti is employed as a consultant staff specialist in the department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the Sunshine Hospital in Victoria.
Currently Dr Jyoti is available for private outpatient consultation for antenatal care & gynaecological conditions at Western Specialist Centre, 131, Main Road W, St. Albans & will also commence at St Vincent Private hospital in Werribee from March 2018.
The referral allows claims to be made from Medicare as well as health fund. Referrals are valid for 12 months from the day of the first appointment.