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.
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.
The new year is often a time for resolutions and positive plans for the year ahead. Here we provide some suggestions for things to think about over the coming months.
You may feel you don’t recognise your post pregnancy body. Read about changes in your body after birth and how to deal with common problems.
Here we look at how you can get back to the sex life you want after birth while feeling comfortable and confident.
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.
After you’ve had a baby, you may be considering contraception. This article offers information about options for contraception after birth.
Blood loss after giving birth is normal. For some women, the blood loss may be heavier, smelly or they may pass clots. Read about heavy bleeding after birth and more.
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.
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...