Caring for Yourself
Having a baby is a special time in your life. It is a time of changes, both physical and emotional. Remember there are two people who need to be taken care of – your baby and you. Use this section of the website to help you understand your own needs after pregnancy and birth.
You will experience some physical changes following pregnancy. Learn about vaginal discomfort and care, and about birth control methods.
Healthy eating is important during breastfeeding and throughout your life. Explore how to eat healthy with Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide.
In addition to taking care of your baby, you need to take care of yourself. Find tips for starting physical activity after pregnancy, returning to a healthy weight, and about alcohol and tobacco use.