Post-Partum Care

Postpartum care isn't limited to your physical health; it also includes your mental well-being, such as managing mood swings, irritability, sadness and anxiety. Please talk to your provider or seek emergency care if:

  • You experience strong feelings of depression and anger 1-2 months after childbirth
  • You experience feelings of sadness, doubt, guilt, or helplessness
  • You are unable to care for yourself or your baby
  • You have trouble doing tasks at home or on the job
  • Experience appetite changes
  • You notice that things that used to bring you pleasure no longer do
  • Anxiety or panic attacks occur
  • You feel like harming yourself or your baby

Disclaimer: The information contained in the pregnancy guide is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for informational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or your pregnancy. Nothing contained in the pregnancy guide topics is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. The information and materials in the pregnancy guide should not be used as a subsitute for the care and knowledge that your physician can provide to you. The information and materials presented in the pregnancy guide are meant to supplement the information that you obtain from your physician. If there is a disagreement between the information presented herein and what your physician has told you - it is more likely that your physician is correct. He or she has the benefit of knowing you and your medical problems. You should recognize that the information and materials presented on this website have the following limitations, in comparison to being examined by your own physician:

  • You can have a conversation with your doctor.
  • Your doctor can perform a physical examination and any necessary tests.
  • You could have an underlying medical problem that requires a physician to detect.
  • If you think that you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or the number for the local emergency ambulance service NOW!
  • And when in doubt, call your doctor NOW or go to the closest emergency department.