Your body after having a baby
Mum's first 24 hours after birth
Find out what to expect in the first 24 hours after giving birth.
Mum's first few days after giving birth
A lot happens in the first few days after the birth of your child. Find out what you can expect to happen.
Birth injury (to the mother)
Giving birth doesn't always go to plan. Injuries such as tears, pelvic floor damage or haemorrhoids, can occur — but support and treatment are availab...
Birth trauma (emotional)
There are ways to reduce your risk of an emotionally traumatic childbirth, while support and treatment are available if you experience symptoms.
Looking after your body after having a baby
Over the last 9 months, your body has had to change to accommodate your growing baby and preparing to give birth.
Bladder weakness after birth
Leaking urine after childbirth is very common. It can be embarrassing and inconvenient, but there are ways to improve bladder weakness.
Pelvic floor exercises
Pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor which come under great strain in pregnancy and childbirth.
Physiotherapy advice after pregnancy
When you are pregnant, your body changes. Read about simple exercises and healthy habits to help cope with these changes.
Your physical and emotional wellbeing
Bringing your baby home can be a wonderful time, but it can also be chaotic and exhausting. Life with a new baby is demanding and unpredictable.
Many women experience the 'baby blues' after pregnancy, but when feelings persist beyond these early days, it may be a sign of depression.
Anxiety and parenthood
Postnatal anxiety develops in the first year of parenthood and is common in both parents. Learn to recognise the signs and get the support you need.
Periods after pregnancy
After you've had your baby, you may wonder what will happen with your periods. Find out what to expect after birth and when your periods might return.
Body image after having a baby
Your body can change in many ways during pregnancy and after you have given birth, but there are ways you can help your body recover and get used to t...
Losing weight after birth safely
Tips for losing weight after birth, including how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, setting realistic goals, breastfeeding and weight loss and when to see...
Safe return to exercise after pregnancy
Exercise can help you recover after childbirth, make you stronger and improve mood. Here are some tips on how to exercise safely after a pregnancy.
Sex after having a baby
There are no rules about when to start having sex again after you've given birth. Don't rush into it. If sex hurts, it won't be pleasurable.