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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Should You Pump Colostrum?

Pumping colostrum can be a tempting idea, but whether or not you should express milk in pregnancy or postpartum is pretty circumstantial. Here's what experts have to say about it.

I Tried Virtual Postpartum Care—Here's What It Was Really Like

Five women share their experiences with teletherapy, Zoom lactation consultations, and more, plus experts explain how to make the most out of today’s new normal.

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.

Signs You Have Postpartum Euphoria: Everything You Need to Know About This Under-Diagnosed Mood Disorder Post-Birth

After giving birth to my second child, my mood was unusually elevated and I had a ton of energy. Something wasn't right and when I reached out to my doctor, I learned I was suffering from a perinatal mood disorder that can actually be dangerous.

Top 17 Postpartum Questions, Answered

From your baby's head shape and snorting sounds to how soon you can walk around and have a glass of champagne, experts answer the most common questions that come up after giving birth.

More My Postpartum Body

Postpartum Cramps Are Not Talked About Enough and Mine Were Awful

I thought I read it all to prepare myself for childbirth. But I was caught completely off guard by my postpartum cramps. Here's what pregnant people need to know.

What to Expect With Postpartum Hormone Changes

As quickly as your hormones changed after that positive pregnancy test, they begin to change again as soon as your baby's born. From a few hours postpartum to a few months, here's what happens to your hormones after giving birth.

Postpartum Timeline: What You'll Be Able to Do When After Giving Birth

Wondering when you'll be able to drive/drink wine/take a bath after baby makes his or her grand arrival? Consider this your ultimate postpartum timeline.