Health Tip: What to Expect After Childbirth
(HealthDay News) -- If you've just given birth, it's important to relax, enjoy your new baby and take care of yourself.
The womenshealth.gov website offers these suggestions for brand-new moms:
Don't try to lose a lot of weight too quickly.
Focus on eating healthy, nutritious foods.
When your doctor says it's ok, start a regular exercise routine.
Be on the lookout for signs of "baby blues," medically called postpartum depression.
Be patient as you transition to life with your new baby.
Some women develop a post-birth thyroid problem, which could include symptoms such as lack of energy and difficulty sleeping.
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