Postpartum: Afterbirth Information

Now that baby's born, it's time to focus on postpartum care for you and your newborn! That means caring for yourself inside and out, including everything from getting back into shape, to confronting post-partum depression.  Learn more about what to expect after giving birth to your baby and about how to make this new and exciting time in your life as comfortable and happy as possible.


As a new mom, breastfeeding can be a unique experience that allows you to bond with your baby. However, it's natural to have concerns about breastfeeding your baby, even if you've breastfed before. Find out about common breastfeeding complications, such as engorgement, as well as comfortable breastfeeding positions; here you'll also find advice on breastfeeding twins, breastfeeding in public and how to pump and store your breast milk.  Learn about the many complications that can arise when breastfeeding your baby such as nipple infections, not enough milk, baby latch on problems, and discomfort while breastfeeding. Get advice from a breastfeeding expert on how to increase your milk production and how to comfortably feed your baby.  Also learn about pumping milk in between feedings with your baby and about how to store pumped breast milk.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a common condition that affects the physical and mental well-being of new moms. Learn about common signs of postpartum depression as well as different degrees of postpartum depression, including postpartum psychosis. Here you'll also find treatment options that can help you overcome postpartum depression. Also learn how to tell the difference between the common occurence of baby blues and the more serious postpartum depression.  How can you know which form of depression you are suffering from?  Also read up on how common this form of depression is and on what to do if you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from postpartum depression.  

After Pregnancy

After the birth of your baby, you'll likely notice that your body isn't the same as it was before pregnancy. Discover tips on healthy eating and fitness that can help you improve the look of your body after pregnancy, as well as improve your overall postpartum health. Here you'll also find advice on dressing the postpartum body, as well as how to minimize the appearance of stretch marks and varicose veins in order to create a more beautiful you.  Get all the tips you need to start feeling like the old you again and to get your body back into prepregnancy shape as quickly as possible.  However, remember that you did just have a baby so it will take time before you are 100% your old self again.  Embrace the new mommy you and remember that the postpartum body is wonderful reminder of the beautiful baby you created.


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I NEED HELP! My period is 6 days late & I usually have a regular period! But I took a per nancy test and it came out negative. Not sure what to think.
12 years ago
hello everyone i need some answers because im really confused well to start i i had sex on feb 6 2012 and it was the day i ovulated and my boyfriend came inside of me and then on feb 19 i got my period it was a heavy flow....then march comes around and i had sex on march 1,2012 for about 7 mins lol and it was a day i was fertile but he did not come inside of me we stopped i was due for my period on march 17 2012 and now my period is 7 days late im am having lower abdomen cramps like really bad sore breast hurts to lay on them i crave food im really sleepy i can sleep all day if i wanted to and im having discharge idk what it could be is it possible i was still pregnant from feb and just still had a period can anyone help me i have not taken a test yet because i keep thinking my period is going to come because thats what my cramps are telling me...please help
12 years ago
hi please if anyone is interested to adopt a child should contact me to me email address i have a baby boy here for adoption 9month thanks
12 years ago
after c-section BTL was done right away how soon are you protected
12 years ago
After Cesarean last year, the big belly appeared while the rest of the body is just like old, but the belly is irritating me, can anyone suggest medics or solution plz...... thanks
13 years ago