You knew bringing your new baby home meant lots of changes. You probably anticipated the lack of sleep, constant diaper changing and hours spent cuddling your beautiful baby. But then there are the changes no one ever seems to talk about-like how becoming parents can drastically impact your relationship with your partner, or breastfeeding struggles and the lingering physical discomfort long after you've delivered. Oh yes, the postpartum period has many surprises!
No matter what issue a new mom is facing, she is not alone. The Chicago area is home to many wonderful resources that help new moms navigate the major transitions they are facing. From addressing urinary incontinence (yes, you are not the only one) to preparing healthy meals, new moms have help in the battle to care for their minds, bodies and spirits.
Following are seven issues new parents face, and the resources to tackle them.