Body changes after birth and recovery

Your body changes a lot during pregnancy. You will also have some physical changes when you are recovering after childbirth.

Your body after birth - HSE

Common physical and emotional symptoms you may experience after giving birth:

Many of these symptoms are normal and common but can be uncomfortable.

When you have just given birth, it can be difficult to take time to heal. It is important you allow your body time to recover.

There are things you can do to ease any discomfort you are feeling.

Things to watch out for after giving birth - HSE

Page last reviewed: 20 November 2018
Next review due: 20 November 2021