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Becoming a parent

The first six to eight weeks after your baby’s birth is known as the post-partum period, a time of physical and emotional readjustment. Your reproductive organs need to return to their pre-pregnant state, and the family has to adjust to a new baby and the demands that this brings.

1 min to read Nov 20, 2017

Each family is unique. Some settle down quickly into a comfortable pattern and others take months to adjust to the changes. By understanding the common problems associated with this time, you can plan ahead to ensure you have support when you need it.

Parenthood is a time of emotional highs and lows. You may experience feelings of great joy, happiness and love as well as feelings of doubt, fear and anxiety.