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It's easy to focus on a newborn baby, but moms need special care too.  

Here are some tips to help you through some typical challenges mothers face in the first few weeks and months after birth.

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Strengthening your pelvis after birth with Kegel exercises

Strengthening Your Pelvis After Birth (Kegel Exercises)

January 30, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Kegel exercises help to strengthen the vaginal and perineal area. These muscles support your baby while you're pregnant.
Coping With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

Coping With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

January 26, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Postpartum depression and anxiety can happen after birth or adoption. The condition is common.
Alcohol and Smoking After Pregnancy

Alcohol and Smoking After Pregnancy

January 18, 2018 by HealthyFamilies BC

Drinking and smoking aren't just harmful when you're pregnant - they can affect your baby's health, too.
Your Body After Pregnancy

Your Body After Pregnancy

August 14, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Having a baby not only changes your life - it can transform your body, too. Remember there are two people to be cared for - your baby and you.
Physical Activity and Breastfeeding

Physical Activity and Breastfeeding

August 13, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Physical activity is healthy after giving birth, as long as you don't overdo it. And don't worry - it won't cause any problems with breastfeeding.
Concerns About Sexuality After Giving Birth

Concerns About Sexuality After Giving Birth

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Many new moms (and dads!) wonder "How soon after the baby is born can we have sex?" It really varies from person to person and every woman is different.
Help With Urination After Giving Birth

Help With Urination After Giving Birth

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

For the first while after giving birth it may be difficult to pee. You may also find it hard to tell when your bladder's full.
Help for New Moms Living with Abuse

Help for New Moms Living with Abuse

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Intimate partner violence is a pattern of physical, sexual or emotional abuse that uses power and control. If your partner abuses you, your baby is at risk, too.
Birth Control for New Moms

Birth Control for New Moms

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

After giving birth, sex may be the last thing on your mind. But this is the time for you and your partner to think about birth control.
Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide for new Moms

Eating Well With Canada's Food Guide for new Moms

August 8, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

Sometimes, it's challenging to make healthy choices about what to eat - or what not to eat - after you've had a baby.

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    4. Preschool (3-5 years)
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