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Easing Back Into Postpartum

By March 26, 2013

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Pregnancy is nine very long months - if you ask someone in the first or second trimester. But by the time you have made it to the third trimester, you're perhaps wondering if maybe you didn't need a bit more time to prepare, even when you're physically over being pregnant. That said, postpartum is much the same.

Before a baby, it can be easy enough to think of it as a six week vacation. The truth is that postpartum really is about easing back into life as well as physically recovering from your birth. A sad fact of life is that many moms don't give themselves this time to really recover - they are in a hurry to get back to the real world and don't take the time they need to truly recover. Remember, you're doing all of the above on limited sleep!

So here are a few ways to ease back into the real world and maximize your postpartum time, including my appendectomy rule. What would you add?

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