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Schedule a rubdown.

You've been hearing for years about how massage benefits babies: It makes them less irritable, helps them sleep better, and can even aid their digestion. And what mom doesn't want those perks for herself? Treat yourself to a gentle Swedish massage to work out the kinks in your back and shoulders from carrying your kid (and all his gear). Not only does a massage feel awesome, but studies show it also boosts immunity, eases muscle pain, and decreases levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Can't afford to hit the spa? Ask your husband to give you a 10-minute rubdown, and promise to massage him afterward.

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