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After having a baby, it’s inevitable that postpartum you will look and feel different. Some of these changes will be temporary, but many will be there to stay for good.

Many of the initial changes can come as a bit of a surprise but it’s important to remember that bodily changes are a significant part of new motherhood.

Some of the immediate changes include swollen feet, body aches, heavy bleeding, wobbly tummy, night sweats, enlarged and tender breasts and urinary incontinence. Temporary postpartum changes such as swelling, bleeding and body aches usually settle within a few days to a few weeks. If you are suffering from slight urinary incontinence after the birth, pelvic floor exercises should help to resolve it. If the problem persists, it’s time to call your care provider.

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