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After Pregnancy

The time after pregnancy (postpartum) can be fun, exciting, and joyful. It can also be challenging, emotional, and tiring. A mix of thoughts, feelings, needs and wants is normal. You will likely have a lot of questions! Here you will find information specific to the ‘after pregnancy’ period, giving you an idea about what you might expect after your baby is born and some ideas that will support the health of your mind and body.

  • Mother with babyMental Health and Well Being
    Feeling sad, anxious, or angry after the birth of a baby can be confusing and difficult to handle. You're not alone. There is help.
  • Mother with babyPhysical Recovery and Self-Care
    Many changes happen to your body in the 40 weeks of pregnancy. Recovery from pregnancy and birth will take some time.
  • Mother holding baby skin-to-skinSkin-to-skin
    Babies love skin-to-skin contact. Your bare chest is the best place for your baby to adjust to life outside the womb.
  • Woman talking on the phoneWhen to Call the Doctor
    Many changes after birth are normal, but sometimes the changes can indicate that something is not right.
  • Survey iconInfant Feeding Survey
    Help us understand infant feeding practices in our community.

Health Connection

Call Health Connection to speak with a Public Health Nurse from the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

  • 519-663-5317 ext. 2280
  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Telephone questions after regular business hours

Call Telehealth Ontario to speak with a Registered Nurse at 1-866-797-0000; or TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

  • Free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Available in English or French