Your body after baby

Your body went through many changes while you were pregnant and it might look different now. Let's go over some ways to care for your postpartum body.

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Help! I want to have sex more than my partner does

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Why is my libido low? 3 Common reasons for low sex drive 

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What is libido? Plus the factors that can influence it

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Clogged ducts

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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Vaginal intercourse after pregnancy: What to expect and how to make it better

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Postpartum urinary incontinence

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What is the pelvic floor?

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Stressless Fest recap

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How perinatal mood & anxiety disorders might affect your return to work

Maybe you don’t need playgroups, but you do need connection: Why I craved community when I was a lonely new parent

Resources for LGBTQ+ individuals

The best mental health resources for LGBTQ+ individuals

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When breast isn’t best: How one mom accepted that breastfeeding wouldn’t be part of her family’s story

Lying awake? 13 reasons you can’t fall asleep and what to do

9 self-care essentials for today and every day

5 ways your whole family can find some calm 

6 easy, meaningful ways to celebrate your mom if you’re apart

The nitty gritty: Emotional stress after giving birth

The early days: connecting with baby

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Women’s history through her healthcare

Dear World: Please come back. But not exactly as you were

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

Body Positivity

How to make a meal when you don’t even have time to shower: in conversation with nutritionist Alyson Roux

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Taking time to take care of yourself as a single parent

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Staying close with your non-parent friends

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How breast milk changes as your baby grows

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What you should know about postpartum anxiety

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When can I have sex if I had a C-section?

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How can I recognize postpartum depression?

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Is it safe to exercise while breastfeeding?

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Is drinking alcohol while breastfeeding safe?

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7 things to expect after a vaginal delivery

Where you can find mental health support

What you should know about anxiety disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Dinner for two: 6 eating tips for a healthy breastfed baby

Why you don’t always need to embrace #productivity: Giving up the endless to-do list

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3 AM and all is quiet: Reflecting on life after my son’s diagnosis

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Breaking the cycle of anxiety: How I model healthy habits for my own children so they won’t worry like I do

After becoming a mom, a smart speaker helped me find myself again   

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

How to manage working from home

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How racism led one new mom to work from home 

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My struggle to find birth control that’s a good fit for me postpartum

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7 strategies for getting started with a meditation practice

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I couldn’t produce enough milk, but I am not a failure: What I wish I knew about breastfeeding when I was struggling to feed my babies 

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Mindfulness to mantra: different kinds of meditation

So much love, so much stress: How meditation can help parents

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7 misconceptions about meditation, debunked

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How meditation can make you a better parent

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Your body and period after giving birth

Find a healthcare provider that really gets you

What you should know if you have a history of anxiety disorders

Why bringing a support person with you to appointments can help you advocate for the best healthcare

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

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How long does pumped an stored breast milk stay fresh?

Breastfeeding tips for the vegetarian mom

Nourishing foods to support breastfeeding

Why it’s normal to have complicated feelings about breastfeeding

The self-care you need when breastfeeding

How to find a supportive breastfeeding community

8 ways to prepare yourself for breastfeeding success

Lactation consultants: what they do and how they can help

Breast pain while breastfeeding: What’s normal and when to get help

10 interesting facts about breastfeeding

Breastfeeding benefits for you and your baby

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Some way, somehow, get some rest: What you can do to cope with sleep deprivation as a new parent 

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5 ways to get some alone time with your partner

How to recognize postpartum depression 

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Big on love, short on time: How to find time for meditation as a busy parent 

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4 tips for dealing with breast engorgement

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Body image as a new parent

My body was no miraculous instrument: On trying to breastfeed and quitting at six weeks

Recognizing unsafe relationships

Maintaining healthy relationships

How friends and family can help out, even when apart

Staying connected with your partner

Your guide to working from home with kids

What work-life balance means right now 

How to actually get alone time when home with kids 

Clever ways to catch up on your sleep

A parent’s guide to making friends at the playground

Hosting a stress-free party

Low-maintenance birth control methods and your growing family

7 things to say to public breastfeeding shamers

Prioritizing intimacy when you have young children

Welcoming a new baby, and the emotions that come with it

What is post-adoption depression?

6 funny parenting accounts you need to follow on Instagram

Anal incontinence postpartum

Postpartum constipation

What’s normal for the vagina postpartum?

What are nipple shields?

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Tips to encourage uninterrupted sleep in your newborn

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Vaginal delivery and that first bathroom trip

8 things to expect after a C-section

Staying active with your toddler

Delicious dinners for the whole family

Ways to ask for your toddler’s “help” when you’re sick

Making time for your own interests with a mobile toddler

Tips to avoid parental burnout

Nutrition after gestational diabetes

Birth spacing and your growing family

Talking to your doctor about birth control at your postpartum visit

Using the Lactational Amenorrhea Method for birth control as your baby grows

Entertaining yourself around a toddler

Making parent friends

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Post-weaning blues

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

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Breastfeeding: How long should I do it?

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What’s a good bedtime for a baby?

Is it safe to drink coffee while breastfeeding?

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7 things to remind yourself when you’re having “one of those days”