Your health after birth
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.
Immediately after birth
Take the time to recover from the birth of your baby. Your body – and your baby – with benefit.Learn more
What to expect
Having a baby affects you physically, mentally and emotionally. It's important to look after all aspects of your health, so you can look after your baby.Learn more
Pelvic floor and deep abdominal exercises will help you return to your pre-pregnancy shape and assist with healing around any stitches you may have.Learn more
Nutrition and rest
Eating well and getting enough rest are important aspects of your recovery.Learn more
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