If things after baby arrives don't go exactly as you planned, you
are not the only one.
• 1/3: Number of new moms surveyed who said that during the
first two months after birth, their postpartum physical health (33
percent) or emotional health (30 percent) interfered with their
ability to care for their baby.
• 61 percent: Number of new moms who had intended to
exclusively breastfeed as they neared the end of their pregnancies.
But just 51 percent were doing so a week after the birth.
• 79 percent: Number of new moms returning to work who said
being apart from their baby was a major or minor challenge in their
transition to employment.
• 26 percent: Number of new moms who reported experiencing
lack of sexual desire six or more months after birth.
Source: New Mothers Speak Out, national survey by Childbirth
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