My Postpartum Body

The time after you deliver your baby is often referred to as postpartum. Your body doesn't stop changing after Baby arrives. Get the scoop on what to expect postpartum, including getting your period back, hair loss, weight loss (or gain!), constipation, and more.

These Drawings of Your Boobs' Life Cycle Are Funny 'Cause They're True

This mom blogger depicts each stage of a breast's life, from perky to saggy, in hilarious illustrations.

Dealing with Postpartum Hair Loss

Minimize the trauma that can accompany hair loss.

How to Have Great Postpartum Sex

Yes, you can have great sex after pregnancy!

Postpartum Depression: Postpartum Anxiety

Anxiety is normal in new moms, but sometimes it can reach an extreme known as postpartum anxiety. Dr. Judy Greene outlines the symptoms of postpartum anxiety and explains how you can seek treatment.

Irregular Periods

Dr. Elizabeth Pryor answers the question, I haven't gotten my period in a few months. What's going on?

Your 6 Week Postpartum Exam

Six weeks after you give birth, you'll need another OB exam. Here's what to expect.

Diastasis Recti: The Postpartum Body Problem No One Talks About

If your tummy still looks pregnant months after delivery, a postpartum abdominal condition called diastasis recti might be to blame. We've got the facts you need to know about this common post-baby condition.

11 Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy

How will your body look after your baby arrives? Here, the major changes you'll experience, from hair loss to constipation.

9 Surprising Postpartum Aches and Pains

You expect to be a little sore after delivery, but the truth is, you may experience days or weeks of postpartum problems. From bloated breasts to weird cramps, here's how to deal with them.

Drugstore Staples You'll Need After You Deliver

You may be surprised by some of the supplies that will come in handy while you're recovering from childbirth.

The First Week After Having a Cesarean Section

Whether you know you're having a cesarean section or just want to be prepared, read this mom's journal of recovery after c-section.

Healing Hints: What Postpartum Recovery Is Really Like

Get advice on how to give your body some special TLC after your baby arrives.

Age at First Pregnancy Might Predict Your Health Later in Life

A new study says a woman's health at age 40 is linked to how old she was when she had her first baby.

Vaginal Tearing During Childbirth: What You Need to Know

Scared of getting a tear down there? Why perineal tearing happens--and what you can do about it.

4 Painful Postpartum Problems

Nobody wants to talk about vaginal tears, pelvic prolapse or hemorrhoids, but they do happen to some women after labor and delivery. Here, what to expect and how to deal with them.

C-Sections 101

Every year, about 30 percent of babies born in the U.S. are delivered by cesarean section. Here's the lowdown on why c-sections happen and what you need to know to prepare yourself.

Soothe a Teething Baby with the Teething Cookie

This easy-to-make teething cookie will soothe a baby's sore gums. There are only 3 simple and natural ingredients, including whole wheat flour.

Postpartum Exercise: Tips For New Moms

Ready to get back in shape? Find out how long you should wait after giving birth before beginning a postpartum exercise routine.

Boost Your Body Confidence

Parents polled moms about their top body bummers and the biggest issues were arms, belly, and overall weight. Then we brought in fitness expert Tracey Mallett, creator of the Get Your Body Back DVD, to design three fitness plans to get you in great shape.

6 Postpartum Body Problems--And How to Fix Them

Your pregnancy pounds ultimately go away, but what about c-section scars, sagging breasts, stretch marks or varicose veins? Here are tips on how to recover from some of the biggest body issues after baby.

Postbaby Waist Training: What You Need to Know

Corsets and other waist trainers may be on trend, but are they on target? We asked the experts if you can corset your way back to your pre-baby bod.

Diastasis Recti Exercises: Do's and Don'ts for Your Postpartum Pooch

Eager to get your post-baby body back? Before you do a single crunch, read our guide to safe exercises you can do to help heal diastasis recti.

Breast Changes Before and After Baby

Here's how your breasts keep changing through pregnancy and after.

8 Ways to Make Your Vag Feel Better After Birth

Struggling with postpartum pain? We rounded up some mom-loved, doctor-approved remedies to make your lady parts feel better fast.

9 Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy

How will your body look after your baby arrives? Here are some major changes you'll experience, from hair loss to constipation.