Physical recovery after birth
What can you expect at your six week postnatal check-up? Find out more about the checks you will receive post pregnancy to see if you are recovering well after giving birth.
Some bleeding after birth is completely normal. Here we outline what typically happens in terms of blood loss in the weeks after giving birth, including the passing of clots.
Find out how you can get access to your medical records and maternity notes, covering the care you received during pregnancy, birth and postnatally and how much it will cost.
Learn about postnatal exercise including when you can start exercise after pregnancy with examples of safe, low impact ways of maintaining fitness after giving birth.
Having an episiotomy or suffering a tear during childbirth is common. Find out what the difference is between the two as well as the types of episiotomy and tears you might experience.
After you’ve given birth, you will continue to lose some blood, which usually lasts for two-to-six weeks. This article discusses why and what factors might affect your blood loss.