Looking after yourself post-birth

They say: "When a baby is born, so is a mother (and father)." You already know that having a baby is one of the most rewarding events of your life. It is also one of the most challenging.

First of all, you're going to feel a bit worn out. And no wonder – you just gave birth! Even under the best circumstances, labour is mentally and physically exhausting. If you lost a lot of blood, became dehydrated during labour, or are anaemic after childbirth, it may take you a few extra days or weeks before you start feeling like yourself again.