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Parents health

  • Exercise after pregnancy

    Exercise after pregnancy (postnatal exercise) can improve your posture and wellbeing. Find out how to begin exercise after pregnancy and what to focus on.

  • Thumb and wrist pain after having a baby

    New mothers can get painful thumbs and wrists from lifting and holding their babies. Find out about treatments to ease the pain and how to avoid making the pain worse.

  • Postnatal check-up

    You should have your postnatal check-up 6 weeks after the birth. This is an important appointment where you can discuss any issues, such as postnatal depression.

  • Baby blues

    During the first week after childbirth, many women get what's often called the "baby blues". Women can experience a low mood at a time when they expect they should feel happy after having a baby.

  • Postnatal depression

    Postnatal depression is the term used for depression that some women experience in the first year after having a baby. Symptoms include feeling sad and anxious.

  • Body changes after birth and recovery

    Find out the common physical and emotional symptoms you may feel after giving birth.