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15 Questions - Postpartum

Taking care of yourself is the first step in taking a care of your baby.

  1. If I had a C-section, can I still have a vaginal birth?

  2. Is my postpartum bleeding normal? When should I see my doctor?

  3. What can I do to help with postpartum pain?

  4. When is it safe for me to start exercising?

  5. What is postpartum depression, and what signs and symptoms should I know about?

  6. What are the benefits of breastfeeding? When will my breasts go back to their original size?

  7. What resources can I use if I have a hard time breastfeeding my baby?

  8. When is it safe to begin birth control?

  9. Is my level of exhaustion normal? How can sleep protect me and my baby?

  10. How long will it take for me to lose my baby weight? What can I do safely, to help me lose my baby weight?

  11. What can I do about leakage after birth? What about leakage as a result of breastfeeding?

  12. What should I expect when I begin breastfeeding, what sensations should I expect?

  13. When is it safe to shower after delivery?

  14. When can I have sex again?

  15. What should I expect when using the restroom after giving birth?

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