The postpartum or postbirth period after delivery lasts for many months. The postbirth period is usually a happy time for most women but it can also be stressful, and possibly dangerous. There are many potential complications for a new mom which may even be life-threatening. You need to care for your new baby and at the same time, your body has undergone many changes that need to be addressed.

You need to be aware of the signs and symptoms that may happen in the postpartum period which can be dangerous and need to be addressed quickly before they threaten your health or life.

Unfortunately, many women don't know the signs of potentially life-threatening complications that could occur after you give birth. Specific signs you should watch for during the first year after birth include pain, shortness of breath, thoughts of hurting yourself or your baby, and various others.

Now that your pregnancy is over you likely will have more questions about the postpartum time and the baby. The baby came with little instructions so go on and read more about the next phase in your life.

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