Postpartum Care

Once your baby has arrived, you may feel a swing of emotions and wonder about your new postpartum body. Caring for your infant is rewarding, but not always easy, which often makes it harder to take care of yourself. Clinic Sofia wants to help you understand how to care for the emotional and physical changes that happen after the birth of your child.

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Depression

Depression can be a result of life events, seasons, work stress, finances, or a strained relationship. It’s natural to feel a little blue, fatigued or empty from time to time. However, if your brief bout of sadness or tiredness deepens, begins to interfere with your daily life or leads to loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, you may be experiencing depression.

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Ask Sofia: What Will My Postpartum Check Consist of?

Scheduled anywhere from two to six weeks after you deliver, your postpartum check-up provides a great chance to see how you’re doing physically and emotionally. If you had a Cesarean section delivery, you will likely see your doctor earlier to check your incision. Otherwise, this appointment will serve as an annual exam and will include a pelvic exam, time to talk and check on your overall recovery from childbirth.

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Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

If you have struggled with postpartum depression or the less-recognized postpartum anxiety, you are not alone. As many as 20 percent of women experience anxiety, fatigue, loss of interest in favorite activities, increase or decrease in appetite, feelings of guilt, difficulty concentrating, insomnia or sleeping too much, or thoughts of harming themselves or their child. While most cases of postpartum depression last less than a year, they can impact mother-baby bonding, relationships and overall wellness, so this is not something to take lightly.

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Breastfeeding, Bottle Feeding and Pumping

You may have thought the nosy questions would end once you had your baby (“were you trying or was it an accident?” “do you want a boy or girl?”), but, unfortunately, there are many more to come. Many people will ask you if you’re breastfeeding and how it’s going while gazing toward your chest. The […]

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Birth Control After Baby

Choosing the right birth control after having a baby may mean choosing something that you haven’t used in the past.

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Breastfeeding at Work

While breastfeeding for one year is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and several other organizations, most working moms go back to work far earlier than that. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to give up your healthy breastfeeding routine.

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The Lowdown on Postpartum Depression

Thanks to celebrity moms (Brooke Shields, Gwyneth Paltrow, Courteney Cox and others) and less-famous-but-equally-brave new moms who’ve brought the topic out of the shadows of childbirth, postpartum depression is no longer a secret or a dirty word. As a matter of fact, up to 25 percent of women experience depression after giving birth and, for […]

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We use Fairview Southdale Hospital and Maple Grove Hospital for labor, delivery and surgical procedures.

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  • Clinic Sofia OBGYN, PA
  • 6545 France Ave South, Edina, MN 55435
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  • 15679 Grove Circle North, Maple Grove, MN 55369
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