Your body just went through labor, otherwise known as the hardest workout ever! The bones in your body actually moved to accommodate the birth of your child. Your muscles are fatigued. You are sore in more ways than one. And now you have a newborn to keep alive on to

of it all! Your body needs to rest in order to start the recovery process.

Spend at least the first week or two getting as much rest as possible. Depending on your birth situation, this may need to be much longer than two weeks. Sleep when the baby sleeps. Get help from your partner, friends, and family. Do not worry about home chores during this time. Take the time to shower and care for yourself. You cannot care for your baby if you don't first care for yourself.

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