NATASHA K. SRIRAMAN, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a board-certified academic pediatrician and an associate professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School/Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. She is an internationally recognized expert on breastfeeding and postpartum depression. She works with the National AAP, is on the Virginia AAP Board and is also Honorary Chair of Postpartum Support Virginia. She lives with her husband and children in Virginia Beach, VA. Return to You: A Postpartum Plan for New Moms (American Academy of Pediatrics, July 19, 2022) is her first book.
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While many women get cleared for normal activities from their doctors within a couple of months of giving birth, the postpartum recovery period is actually much longer. How long does it actually take to heal from pregnancy and childbirth? And what are some ways new moms can prioritize self-care during this time period?