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7 Things You Should Never Say to a Woman Recovering From Childbirth

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Recovering from childbirth and raising an infant is hard enough without negative input.

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Childbirth is one of the most monumental events of a woman’s life. It is physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting even under the best of circumstances. When it’s over, the work doesn’t end there. In fact, it has only just begun, and it continues through an even more exhausting, challenging and life-altering phase: life with a new baby.

Although a woman may feel more battered and exhausted than she ever has in her life, there is zero time to quietly rest and recover because now she must care for her new baby. If she is a first-time—and will still have the difficult job of recovering from childbirth.

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