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Preeclampsia Can Develop After Pregnancy, Too

Postpartum preeclampsia is a rare but serious high blood pressure condition that can develop shortly after a woman gives birth.

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New Pill Approved to Treat Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression affects up to 15 percent of pregnant women but is often under-recognized and under-diagnosed. Learn more about its signs and treatments.

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The Fourth Trimester: A Guide for New Parents

The first three months after having a baby is a period of transition for the whole family as you recover from childbirth and learn to care for your newborn.

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Early Intervention Is Key to Pelvic Floor and Birth Injury Recovery

Maternal birth injuries and traumatic deliveries are common, but seeking treatment early is important for recovery and improved quality of life for new moms.

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When Worrying About Your New Baby Becomes a Sign of Postpartum Anxiety

It’s normal to worry about the health and safety of your newborn. Learn when these worries may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.

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Sex After Birth: Resuming Sexual Intimacy After Having a Baby

After giving birth, there are many physical, emotional and psychological factors contributing to when a woman feels ready to resume sexual activity with her partner.

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Why New Moms Shouldn't Skip the Postpartum Checkup

Having an appointment to make sure you are at your physical and emotional best helps you take better care of your baby and enjoy this pivotal time in both your lives.

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New Moms: Watch For These Warning Signs After Giving Birth

Most women who give birth recover without problems. But any woman can have complications after having a baby. If you are a new mother, learning to recognize these warning signs and knowing what to do can save your life.

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