I have a client who birthed with me 6 weeks ago - it was a long labour that eventually we transferred for (waters broken 60 hours and mama's fever started rising), and baby was born in hospital vacuum-assisted with relatively few interventions - I would consider a good outcome considering the situation, and both parents seemed fine with it all.
I did PP visits when they came home from hospy at 4 days, 7 days, and 2 weeks, everything was fine, mama, papa and baby all seemed happy, and happy with my care.
I since called 3 days after my last visit, and got no answer, left a message. Called the next day, same thing. Called 3 days later, same thing. Called a week later, Same. and the next week.
Now it's been 10 days since my last call, and I'd like to do a final PP check-up (I generally do weekly checks in the first month and another check at 6-7 weeks and regular phone calls in between times). But I can't seem to get in touch with them, just the voice mail.
I can't tell if the clients have gone away (would be strange, no?), or decided for some reason not to talk to me and are screening my calls, or something terrible happened. I don't want to be harrassing them if they really don't want to hear from me. I've already been paid in full, though I have lent one of my breastfeeding books to the mother and would like it back.
So that's the situation. What would you do? At what point would you give up and stop calling?