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.

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8 Things to Know About Postpartum Periods

If your cycle seems unpredictable, don't panic. Hormones and age can cause changes and fluctuations, whether you've just given birth or you had your kids years ago. Here's a guide to parenthood periods, from post-birth to perimenopause.

Mom Who Blamed Dog After Pooping On the Floor Brings Attention to Postpartum Constipation

A new mom blamed the family pooch after her poop fell on the floor. Her Reddit story inspired other parents to share their own experiences with similar postpartum issues.

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Reddit Dad Nicknames Mom 'Miss Piggy' to Motivate Her to Lose Baby Weight and We Are Raging For Her

This dad took to calling his wife "Miss Piggy" to "help" her lose baby weight—and even got the kids in on it by having them oink at her. Could there be a more perfect example of what's wrong with how we treat moms after birth?!

4 Moms on the Postpartum 'Flaws' That They Actually Love

Four moms share how they came to love their bodies after having children, from embracing their softer sides to showing off stretch marks.

What Pelvic Organ Prolapse Feels Like—and What To Do About It

I thought my bladder issue was just a post-pregnancy symptom. Turns out I had POP—aka a drop of the pelvic organs. It sounds scary, but it's manageable. Here's what you need to know.