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Postpartum Sex — Helpful Hints and Advice

The time following the birth of your baby will be exciting, complicated, and busy. Your body will go through rapid changes, adjusting from the pregnant to the nonpregnant state. As new parents, you and...

Recommended Exercises for the Postpartum Period

You should begin exercising as soon as possible after childbirth, even within 24 hours. In fact, if your perineum is not numb from anesthesia, begin doing Kegels within the first 2 hours. The muscle...

Changes in Your Life as a New Father

While Mom adjusts to the major physical and emotional changes that the birth of a baby brings, you will also experience a major alteration in your life. You may find that this new addition...

Pets and the New Baby

Just as siblings need to be prepared for the new baby’s arrival, so do pets. To many couples, their pet is their “first baby,” and they are concerned about how the pet will adapt...

Confusing Emotions of the New Parents

When you and your partner become new parents, you will share many positive feelings—feelings of personal gratification, challenge, and achievement; a deepened love; and a renewed appreciation of each other. You will enjoy discovering...