Your body after pregnancy

Your body can take a bit of a beating during pregnancy and birth. It takes 9 months to bring your baby into the world and it can take 9 months to 2 years for it to return to “normal”. Be patient and try to embrace the changes in your body for what they signify – the growing of, and delivering of your beautiful baby.


Your body after birth

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Physical problems, separated stomach muscles, pelvic floor muscles, deep stomach exercises, ways to ease back pain.

 

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This link includes information on stitches, going to the toilet, bladder control, piles, bleeding, breasts, and your tummy.

 

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Recovering from a cesarean birth.

 

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Information and advice on sex after pregnancy.

 

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Recovering from episiotomy and perineal tears.

 

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Your breasts after birth, skin to skin, Colostrum, let-down reflex, dealing with leaking breasts.

 


Your nutrition

 

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Information on nutrition for breastfeeding mums, ideas for making healthy eating easier, healthy snacks, recipe ideas, keeping active after a baby.

 

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What should I eat when breastfeeding? Quick healthy snack ideas. Your diet and breastfeeding.

Exercising

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These exercises are great for during and after pregnancy.

 

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Keeping fit and healthy with a baby.

 

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Prenatal and postnatal yoga video.