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Your health is just as important the months following the birth of your baby as it is while you are pregnant. A healthy and successful postpartum recovery is important for you, your new baby and your family.
If you feel well, you'll not only be able to take better care of your baby, but you'll also enjoy this very special time with your newborn. Caring for your physical and emotional needs is equally important. It's easy to get caught up in planning for everything the baby will need, but don't forget to plan for yourself, too.
We've provided some guidance to help keep you on track:
Healthy Postpartum Snacks
Stock up on nutrient-rich foods packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. While this is not the time to think about dieting, the best low-calorie options include fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Also be sure to drink plenty of water. Buy single serving ready to eat foods such as:
Before your baby is born purchase a few standby items you will need as soon as you return home from the hospital:
Twelve Steps to a Healthy Postpartum
Postpartum Questions or Concerns?
When you go home from the hospital, we will provide a complete list of instructions and care tips based on your doctor's instructions. Our nursing staff will call you a few days after you are home to see how you are doing. Please call your doctor's office if you have any questions relating to your recovery.