You've just spent nearly 40 weeks growing a human, carefully watching what you eat and how much you weigh. Now that you've given birth, you might be anxious to get the extra pounds off and, more importantly, focus on getting your body back in shape. Learn how this can be done in a safe way, and the best way to do it. © TWN (Bundoo)
Pregnancy changes your body in many ways. If you have diabetes, pregnancy can also change how your body uses insulin. You'll need to adapt your diabetes management plan before, during, and after giving birth. Your healthcare provider will work with you to help you keep diabetes under control during this exciting time.
After you deliver your baby, you can start to exercise whenever you feel ready. Let your body be your guide. Most women are ready to exercise after 6 weeks, where some women will be ready a few days after delivery. If you've had a cesarean section, you may will need more time. If you've had a cesarean section, ask your healthcare provider when it is safe to begin exercising again.
You've just had a baby. You know you should be excited and happy. But instead you find yourself crying for no reason. You feel sad, tired, and hopeless most of the time. You may even feel ashamed or guilty. Postpartum depression is not your fault. Read on to learn how to get help and feel better.