You may be wondering how long the postpartum period lasts. Let’s talk about this for a moment.
In the United States, Medical Professionals state that the postpartum period is from the time of birth up to 6 weeks after the birth. However, to me and many maternal wellness professionals we consider the Postpartum period to last a lifetime. You will always be postpartum.
Wait, let’s go back a little.
The most common time for postpartum issues to arise are within the first year after childbirth. Our bodies and minds do not miraculously heal after the first 6 weeks. There is still a hard yet amazing adjustment period coming to get back to our “new normal” Once we reach the new normal we can safely say our postpartum period is over. When i say it lasts a lifetime above I mean we will always have our babies even when they are 4, 16, 21, and into their adult years.
If you are experiencing any postpartum related concerns or just want to talk about what you are going through feel free to reach out to Postpartum Support International. I am also a volunteer with them and hold monthly meetings at our local library. My direct line for Postpartum International Support is (551) 258-3666 or email at PostpartumLee@gmail.com Support Group