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Imagine that you just gave birth: You are exhausted, swollen, and adjusting to life as a new mom, and you are wondering (if it’s your first) about all the new sensations you are feeling or (if it isn’t) how this birth has been completely different from previous ones.

Now imagine you are told all this pain, leakage, and weakness is a “normal” part of your postpartum journey. It can be isolating and scary, and leave you with more questions than answers.

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