POSTPARTUM CARE

Postpartum Care deals with the changes both the mother and newborn go through after delivery. Learn about postpartum depression, breast feeding, and more in this section.
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The Newborn After Delivery

After your baby arrives, there will be much to do in the first few hours of life. There are several health tests to conduct and several decisions to make. Find out what to expect on the first day.

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  • 10 Things No One Tells You About Your Body After You Have a Baby

    10 Things No One Tells You About Your Body After You Have a Baby

    When you were pregnant, you probably had more advice from friends, family and even strangers than you ever wanted. But we bet not a lot of people are telling you about the trials and tribulations your body will endure after you deliver. See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Breast-feeding

    Fact or Fiction: Breast-feeding

    Parents make lots of choices before their little one arrives in the world: What shall we name him or her? How will we decorate the nursery? What doctor will be our pediatrician? One decision parents must grapple with is how to feed the baby. Some parents go for bottles and formula, while others choose to breast-feed. How much do you know about the latter option? See more »

  • How does postpartum depression affect infants?

    How does postpartum depression affect infants?

    Postpartum depression can make mothers feel anxious, fatigued and filled with despair. Infants don't know it, of course, but that same depression could also cause them long-term problems. (As if depressed new moms need more guilt.) See more »

  • How to Deal with Swelling After Pregnancy

    How to Deal with Swelling After Pregnancy

    Many women assume that after giving birth, their swollen fingers and ankles will shrink back to a normal size. But during the first week after delivery -- when moms are acclimating to life with a newborn -- serious swelling can strike. See more »

  • How to Minimize Stretch Marks After Pregnancy

    How to Minimize Stretch Marks After Pregnancy

    Stretch marks are one of pregnancy's least-loved side effects -- way down there with bloating and morning sickness. Is there any way to rid yourself of these itchy scars, or at least make them fade away faster? See more »

  • 10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

    10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

    Breastfeeding takes some getting used to. Here are some tips for nursing mothers to make the process easier and more enjoyable. See more »

  • Breastfeeding Basics: What You Need to Know to Get Started

    Breastfeeding Basics: What You Need to Know to Get Started

    With a slew of recent research to support the benefits to child, mother and society overall, experts seem to agree: breast milk is best. What do you need to know before you start breastfeeding? See more »

  • Breastfeeding Overview

    Breastfeeding Overview

    The decision to breastfeed or bottle-feed is yours to make. Since you are the one taking care of your baby, you must feel comfortable with the decision. Learn how breast-feeding works. See more »

  • How to Adjust to a Newborn

    How to Adjust to a Newborn

    The addition of a baby to a family brings joy and wonder, but also many changes for the parents. Read these helpful tips on adjusting to life with a newborn. See more »

  • How to Exercise After Giving Birth

    How to Exercise After Giving Birth

    The time immediately after you deliver a baby is hectic, but daily activity will rejuvenate you. Find out how to get back into a workout routine after giving birth. See more »

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