Postpartum recovery

Once baby arrives, you might find it harder to care for yourself, but your postpartum recovery is important. Here's some recovery guidance.

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Dear Ovia, I’m just not in the mood

Breaking down BMI

Body image and bouncing forward with Taylor Bjorgum

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What to expect from your postpartum healing timeline

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Why it’s important to track your physical symptoms postpartum

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Why it’s important to track your mood postpartum

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Your guide to postpartum healing

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When your birth doesn’t go as planned

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Postpartum urinary incontinence

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What is the pelvic floor?

The nitty gritty: Emotional stress after giving birth

Women’s history through her healthcare

Women’s history through her healthcare

Ovia’s co-founder Gina Nebesar on her unplanned C-section: “It wasn’t what I wanted, but it was still amazingly special.”

Don’t settle: Find a healthcare provider who really cares

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7 things to expect after a vaginal delivery

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Self-care for the introverted: Needing peace and quiet, space and time (alone) as a parent 

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Your body and period after giving birth

Find a healthcare provider that really gets you

How to advocate for yourself as a patient to get the care you deserve

Tips for how to cope with postpartum depression in your day to day

How to recognize postpartum depression 

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4 tips for dealing with breast engorgement

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Accepting and taking care of your body as a new parent

Anal incontinence postpartum

Postpartum constipation

What’s normal for the vagina postpartum?

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Vaginal delivery and that first bathroom trip

8 things to expect after a C-section

Things you know now that you wish you did 4 months ago