Women's Health

Women's Health

After childbirth

Congratulations, Mom! Your amazing act of birth has gifted you with a miracle … your baby.

It’s normal to feel just about every emotion there is right now – sometimes all at the same time. Elated one minute, deflated the next.  Excited, tired and amazed as you finally get a chance to lock eyes with your baby.

You’ve spent nine months waiting for this moment. Enjoy and treasure it.

Right after birth

A few minutes after your baby is born, we’ll check his or her heart rate, breathing, muscle tone, reflex response, and color. We’ll also check you frequently to look for …
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Postpartum: First 6 weeks after childbirth

One minute you’re pregnant, and the next minute you’re not. Your body needs time to heal and adjust after pregnancy and labor. This period of adjustment is called postpartum. Expect …
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Postpartum blues/postpartum depression

You might expect to feel nothing but joy after you take your new baby home. However, you may feel sad, cranky, and hopeless instead. Hormone changes, stress, and lack of …
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Breastfeeding your baby

There’s nothing quite like the closeness between a mom and a breastfeeding baby. Touch and cuddles are important to newborns. Physical contact helps babies feel more secure, warm, and comforted. …
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Baby care basics

It’s natural to feel overwhelmed by this new member of your family. You want to do everything perfectly, but may worry that you might make a mistake. These feelings and …
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Immunizations (vaccines) protect your child from getting serious diseases such as polio, chicken pox and measles. If your child does get sick after being immunized, it’s most likely they’ll have …
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