Your health after birth

You need to look after yourself so you can look after your baby.

Gentle exercise, rest and healthy eating will help you to recover from the birth. 

These strategies, and the other suggestions in this section, will help you to lose any weight you may have gained during pregnancy and to quickly regain the energy you need to enjoy your baby.


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