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After Labour and Care for New Moms

It's easy to focus on your newborn baby after giving birth. As a parent, you'll also need special care. Here are some tips to help manage some typical challenges that new mothers face in the first few weeks and months after birth.

After Childbirth

Childbirth is taxing for both mom and baby. You may experience some problems after birth, including pain, difficulty urinating and bowel problems. Find out more in this section.

Relationships and Sexuality

After the birth of your baby, you may find it difficult to make time for your partner. Aspects of your relationship that seemed important before are more difficult to incorporate into life with a newborn. Find out more about coping as a new parent in this section.

New Moms and Abuse

Violence in the home can have long-term impacts on physical and mental well-being. Bringing a baby home to an unsafe environment can put them at risk. If your partner abuses you, they may abuse your child as well.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression can occur in the first months after childbirth. Feelings of sadness can interfere with your daily life. It can also interfere with your ability to bond with your baby.

Caring for Your Body after Birth

You'll want to take good care of yourself after giving birth. Learn more about ways to care for your body after delivering your baby. 

Last Updated: June 2021