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
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.