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Postpartum Care

Many women prepare for pregnancy and birth, but are surprised by what their own recovery entails after that's behind them. Nurture and care for your healing body with these resources.
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How to Recover After a Traumatic Birth
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What Causes Postpartum Insomnia? And How to Get Rest
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What Is a "Mommy Makeover"?
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6 Tips for Relieving Postpartum Gas and Bloating
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Everything You Need to Know About Getting an IUD After Childbirth
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Postpartum Hot Flashes: Why You Get Them and How to Manage
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12 Moms Share: What I Wish I Knew About the Postpartum Period
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8 Nap Dresses for Pregnancy, Nursing, and Postpartum
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Painful Sex Postpartum: Why It Happens and How to Deal
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When Can You Start Exercising After Having a Baby?
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Maternal Instinct: Why There Isn't One Way to Be a Mom
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Why Self-Care Is Important for Parents of Colicky Babies
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10 Things You Need After Having a Baby
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How Your Relationship With Fitness May Change After Pregnancy
depressed new mother
What Is Puerperal Psychosis?
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What to Expect at the Hospital After Giving Birth
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How Long After Pregnancy Can You Have Sex?
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What Is Lochia?
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Why It’s Harmful to Compare Your Postpartum Recovery to Other Moms
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How Your Relationship to Your Breasts Changes After a Baby
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Why Other Moms Are Your Best Source of Truth After Having a Baby
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How Having a Baby Affects Your Relationship With Your Partner
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Signs Your Partner Might Not Be OK Postpartum
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Why New Moms Should Consider Pelvic Floor Therapy
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Why Parenthood Can Sometimes Get Harder After the First Month
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Causes and Risk Factors of Postpartum Depression
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Symptoms and Diagnosis of Postpartum Depression
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Diastasis Recti: What It Is and How It’s Treated
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8 Ways You Can Cope With Mommy Brain
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How to Cope When Maternity Leave Is Too Short
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Why It Is Important to Practice Self-Care as a New Mom
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Why New Moms Need to Talk More About Postpartum Rage
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Why It's Okay to Feel Bored as a New Mom
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What If You Don’t Fall in Love With Your Newborn Right Away?
Postpartum Doctor Visit
Your Postpartum Doctor Visit - Should You Wait Six Weeks?
Best Online Therapy for Postpartum Depression
Best Online Therapy for Postpartum Depression of 2022
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Taking Care of Your Postpartum Body and Mind
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What to Know About Brexanolone (Zulresso)
what to expect in the fourth trimester
Everything You Need to Know About the 4th Trimester
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Why Being Excited to Go Back to Work Doesn't Make You a Bad Mom
Postpartum headache
The Causes and Treatments of Postpartum Headache
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Do I Have Postpartum Blues or Postpartum Depression?
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Stock Up on These Postpartum Supplies
New mom isolation
Why You’re Feeling Isolated as a New Mom—And What to Do About It
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Your Postpartum Recovery Timeline: What to Expect Week by Week
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Coping With Postpartum Depression
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When Your Partner Has Postpartum Depression
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Treatment Options For Postpartum Depression
What to Know About Postpartum Birth Control
Best Postpartum Birth Control Options
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35 Honest Postpartum Experiences Shared by Real Moms
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Tips for Managing Your Post-Pregnancy Belly
Symptoms of Postpartum Psychosis
The Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Postpartum Psychosis
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How Parents Can Deal With Eczema Flare-Ups After Giving Birth
Everything You Need to Know About Postpartum Poop
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Caring for Yourself and Your Newborn Postpartum
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What Is Postpartum Incontinence?
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What Is Postpartum Depression?
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How to Compartmentalize Your Emotions at Work When You Miss the Baby
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10 Questions to Ask Before Working Again When Your Kids Start School