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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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Postpartum Nutrition Guidelines

You probably have some specific concerns about the nutritional needs of both you and your baby. Like most mothers, you may be concerned about losing the weight you gained during pregnancy. Learn about postpartum nutrition guidelines.


Can you get a tattoo if you're breast-feeding?

 Can you get a tattoo if you're breast-feeding?

Breast-feeding mothers have to be careful about what they ingest. Learn whether tattoos are OK or off limits for them at HowStuffWorks. See more »

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

You might be well-read on childbirth, but what happens to your body afterward? Read about 10 things no one tells you about your body after you have a baby. See more »

10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

 10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

These breastfeeding tips help new mothers navigate nursing. See 10 breastfeeding tips at HowStuffWorks to get started. See more »

How to Deal with Swelling After Pregnancy

 How to Deal with Swelling After Pregnancy

swelling after pregnancy, pregnancy swelling, postpartum care, postpartum See more »

Fact or Fiction: Breast-feeding

 Fact or Fiction: Breast-feeding

Take our breast-feeding quiz and see if you can tell the fact from fiction? Get informed with the breast-feeding quiz. See more »

How does postpartum depression affect infants?

 How does postpartum depression affect infants?

How does postpartum depression affect infants? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how postpartum depression affects infants. See more »

How to Minimize Stretch Marks After Pregnancy

 How to Minimize Stretch Marks After Pregnancy

Want to know how to minimize stretch marks after pregnancy? Visit HowStuffWorks to learn how to minimize stretch marks after pregnancy. See more »

How to Exercise After Giving Birth

How to Exercise After Giving Birth

Learning how to exercise after giving birth means balancing your diminished energy with the need for fitness. Learn safe, postpartum exercises. See more »

 The Newborn After Delivery

Your baby's first day of life will be a busy one, with health tests for him and decisions for you. Learn about the Apgar test and other newborn tests. See more »

Breastfeeding Overview

 Breastfeeding Overview

Understanding how breastfeeding works is information every nursing mother should know. Learn about breastfeeding and breast milk. See more »