How long it takes to recover from birth will depending on the type of birth you had, the support you have around you, and your own general health and wellbeing. 

Even with a straightforward vaginal birth, it’s important to remember that your womb will need to heal, where the placenta came away. It’s important to take time to get used to your new role as a parent, or to having another child, and to look after yourself. 

The information below will help you to understand how to take care of yourself, whatever type of birth you have had.