Postpartum Care Checklist

Once you get home from the hospital you'll be focused on caring for your new baby. Yet you can't forget about another important person. You!

Your body will still have to recover from nine months of carrying around and nurturing a growing baby -- not to mention the delivery. Make sure to look after yourself in the postpartum weeks, so you can recover more quickly and have enough energy to care for your baby.

Here are some steps you can take to feel better after delivery:

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH on July 31, 2014

Sources

SOURCES:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Recovering from Birth."

American College of Nurse Midwives: "Recovering from Pregnancy."

March of Dimes: "Your Body After Baby."

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