Congratulations on your new baby! If you’re checking this post out, you’ve likely had a lot going on the past few weeks (or you will soon).
The adjustment to having a new baby is huge. And while there’s lots of information on how to take care of that precious bundle of joy (in fact, we have a great post on what to expect for the first few weeks of your baby’s life), there’s a lot less out there about how self-care for new moms.
And frankly, that sucks. Your body and mind deserve better. If nothing else, your baby deserves for his mother to be treated better.
There’s a lot to cover on postpartum care! Of course, there’s the down-and-dirty, practical things to discuss (it’s not very often on this site that I’ll be talking about pooping, but today’s the day!), as well as more sensitive topics about mental health and relationships with others.
Let’s talk about what to expect after childbirth and what should be done to take care of you. You matter too. (more…)