Tell Us Your Postpartum Story — The Good, The Ghastly And The Mesh Underwear

Prenatal care and information tend to focus heavily on labor with less emphasis on what happens after birth. We want to hear from you. (Photo: kevin liang/Unsplash)

By Lisa Brenner and Stefanie Ritoper

Whether it was all glowing light and rainbows, or an unhinged horror show, every postpartum phase has a story.

The first weeks after giving birth are REAL. Your body hurts in places you didn't know were even places. Sleep deprivation sets in (though tbh you probably stopped sleeping well in the third trimester). And now there's a brand new tiny human in your house that you have to keep alive. Forever.

Wanna talk about it?

We're compiling resources and stories for an upcoming article.

We want to hear about your experiences, from physical recovery, to breastfeeding efforts, to the emotions — and everything in between. What resources were available to you? Do you have any advice to share with new moms or parents-to-be?

Fill out the form below and KPCC/LAist engagement producer Stefanie Ritoper will read every response. We will not share anything publicly without your permission.