I just had one

Congratulations! You have just been through an amazing journey. We bet that you are also a little bit tired and focused on fitting your new baby into your life.

We have found that new mothers' needs often fall to second, third or even lower place on the family totem pole once a new baby comes along. But YOUR health is very important for the whole family.

Click on the headings below to read some important tips for you as you get through this stage of motherhood:

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Content courtesy of the Office on Women's Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The original content and additional information can be found at http://www.womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/childbirth-beyond/recovering-from-birth.cfm.

Revised: June 7, 2011

This web site is designed for informational use only; it is not designed to give advice, diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition you may have. If you have any questions about your health, please contact your health care provider.