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postpartum care

There’s nothing more hardcore than the early days of postpartum life. We’ve gathered resources from around the internet on a few important postpartum topics. The more you know! We hope these resources can help you as your mind and body heal so you and your little one can GO BIG and BE EPIC.

Postpartum Depression or “Baby Blues”

You’ve probably heard of postpartum depression or “baby blues.” You’ve probably had someone in your life go through it before. Maybe you’ve experienced it before. That’s because up to 1 in 5 women can have postpartum depression. As your hormones tank and you’re barely sleeping, it’s extremely common to experience postpartum depression.

Talk to friends, family, loved ones, and your doctor about how you’re feeling. The U.S. Department on Women’s Health has a dedicated campaign called “Talking Postpartum Depression” with a 24/7, free help line—1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262). There is medication and talk therapy available that could help you. As more women talk about their postpartum symptoms, we can get rid of the stigma of postpartum depression and help more parents feel better sooner.

Pelvic Floor Therapy

For new parents who have given birth, your body probably doesn’t feel like it used to. And surely someone has warned you—“Things will never be the same!” Boo to that! Of course our bodies and brains change once we give birth, but there are exercises and physical therapy women can do to help their bodies, and pelvic floors in particular, heal. In fact, in some countries, pelvic floor physical therapy is part of normal postpartum care in their doctor’s office.

In the United States, you probably have to ask your doctor specifically about a referral for a pelvic floor physical therapist who can help you with exercises to heal and strengthen your pelvic floor. This can help with incontinence, prolapse, general healing, exercise, sex, and overall, getting back to feeling like you.

Feeding Babies—Fed Is Best

One of the biggest stressors during your postpartum recovery can be making sure your baby is fed. Some parents feel pressure to breastfeed, some feel pressure to bottle feed, but there is one thing everyone can get behind—fed is best.

The Fed Is Best Foundation helps connect new parents with resources that can help babies be fed safely, no matter how. This includes parent support in making that choice. And remember, you can always change your mind. What’s most important is a healthy mom and healthy baby.

Feeling supported in all of the many new skills and choices you have after having a baby can help your mind and body heal better and sooner. We’re rooting you on!

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May 29, 2024 — Matthew Fisler