Health After Pregnancy

New parents, mother in hospital bed, with newborn, talking to doctor and smiling

It is very important to take care of your body and mind after pregnancy to make sure you stay healthy. During pregnancy, your body grows to hold your growing baby and it takes some time for your body to recover after pregnancy. It is important to be active and eat healthy foods to help you stay healthy. Now is the best time to get any dental treatment you may need and make sure any health conditions are under control. Breastfeeding is a natural way to feed your baby that helps protect your baby and helps your body recover after delivery. Talk with your healthcare provider about your options and discuss any questions you may have.

The time after you've delivered your baby is the post-partum period and is the time to focus on steps you can take after and between pregnancies to help you stay healthy long-term.