After Birth

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! Being a parent is both a challenging and fulfilling task. Here you can learn about how to care for your baby and yourself after birth as well as how to register a birth.

Postnatal Care

You will be still going through some physical changes after delivery, for example, you may be having hair loss, perineal or abdominal wound, and a bulging belly. There are things you can do to speed up your recovery, such as keeping a balanced diet and doing some postnatal exercise.

Postnatal care and family planningPostnatal exercise

Postnatal Mood Disorders

Being a new mum can be stressful. Some women may suffer from mood swings, irritability, anxiety and even depression after childbirth. You should take notice of any symptoms of postnatal mood disorders.

More on postnatal mood disorders

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can be beneficial to your baby. For example, breastmilk can be easily digested, safe and hygienic. It also protects babies from allergies and certain diseases. It provides benefits for mothers too. For example, breastfeeding enhances the bonding between the mother and her child, prevents anaemia and promotes postpartum weight loss.

More on breastfeeding

For mothers who are unable or choose not to breastfeed, baby formula is an alternative. Baby formulas are specially made to meet babies’ nutritional needs. For tips on how to choose the appropriate formula, prepare the milk feeds and bottlefeed your baby, check out the link below.

More on bottle-feeding

Newborn Care

If you are having your first baby, you have to learn lots of things about caring for a newborn, such as nutrition, home safety and immunisation.

Tips for caring babies from birth to first monthTips for caring babies from one to 12 months

Sex Life after Childbirth

Normally around six weeks after delivery, you and your spouse can resume sex life. The following link takes you to tips on having healthy sex life after childbirth.

Healthy sex life after childbirth

Registering a Birth

You should remember to register the birth of your baby within 42 days of delivery. You can refer to the following link for the registration procedures.

Registering a birth
Last revision date: September 2016