Learn how to best take care of yourself as your body changes.
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All women need care after giving birth

Now that your baby is here, your body is changing—again!

Caring for a new baby while feeling sore, tired, and stressed can be a lot to handle. Taking care of yourself is one of the best things you can do for your baby. Learn how you can stay healthy as your body heals and you adjust to your new life.

Find out what happens in your body during the first six weeks after giving birth and why it’s important to go to your postpartum checkups. Learn about warning signs to look for after giving birth, like signs of postpartum hemorrhage or postpartum depression. Know what’s normal and when it’s time to call your healthcare provider.

It can take time to adjust after childbirth. You don’t have to figure everything out on your own. Use our Postpartum Wellness Plan in English or Postpartum Wellness Plan in Spanish to create a roadmap to help you think through what to expect after childbirth and the days and months that follow. Keep in mind that things don’t always go to plan, and that’s ok.

Creating a community around shared experiences

Learn about some of the families who have benefited from our collective work and connect with others over what it takes to raise a strong baby.

Racism in healthcare: Black women at risk. A story of ignored concerns, stroke, and the importance of self-advocacy. March of Dimes aims to end maternal health risks.

From loss to hope: A journey through grief, pregnancy challenges, and finding strength. March of Dimes provides support for all families.

We’re there for you—wherever there is for you

Learn about the programs and services in your area that are helping close the health equity gap and end preterm birth for families everywhere.


NICU Family Support®

Provides education and critical information for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) families, family-centered care training for hospital staff, and resources to improve the patient and family experience.

Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®

A comprehensive prenatal curriculum presented in English or Spanish and designed for use with pregnant women in a supportive group setting.

Supportive Pregnancy Care® for Patients

An education and resources framework that enables maternity care providers to create a flexible group prenatal care program in their hospitals, clinics, or private practice.