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Postpartum Care

Welcoming a new baby into your family is one of the most joyous experiences life has to offer, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Many new moms struggle with the baby blues after giving birth, and one in seven moms will suffer from postpartum depression.

If you or someone you know is experiencing postpartum depression, don’t wait until it’s an emergency! Talk to a physician or OB/GYN or reach out to one of these services that can help moms and families cope.

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Take Care of Yourself—Think SNOWBALL

Nurse Dani also helps you remember how to take care of yourself after birth by implementing SNOWBALL.

S is for SLEEP. Make sure you’re getting enough rest. When you’re tired you aren’t thinking clearly and your mood may suffer.
N is for Nutrition. Eating food that’s good for you will help you recover and is especially important if you’re breastfeeding.
O is for Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Fish oils have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression in new moms.
W is for Walking. Exercise will improve your mood and help your body recover from giving birth.
B is for Baby Breaks. Take some time away from your baby. It can help you feel more like yourself again!
A is for Adult Time. Spending time with other adults—your partner or your friends will help you maintain important relationships.
L is for Liquids. Try to drink at least two quarters of water daily.
L is for Laughter. Remember to laugh and give yourself a break. Life with a new baby requires a sense of humor.