The Real Truth About What Happens After Baby Delivery

Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men & women’s sexual wellness.

What Dr. Eilber Can Say about Issues
Surrounding Women’s Health After Childbirth

From the moment a woman starts showing a rounded belly, she gets a lot of advice (mostly unsolicited). People tell the expectant mother the baby’s gender and what to eat to induce labor, but no one tells the woman what to expect with her body after delivery. 

    • Disappointingly your belly looks the same for a while and some people might even ask you if you’re still pregnant . . . try not to get too upset. After a few months, things usually start to look normal.
    • Urinary incontinence, or involuntary loss of urine, is very common following delivery, but thankfully most women will return to baseline.
    • Another shocker, things aren’t the same down there. It’s just not possible to be the same after a baby comes. Sex will likely be different. It can still be good, just different.
    • Breastfeeding can be beautiful and bonding, but it can also be painful and frustrating if the baby doesn’t latch on. Don’t feel like a failure if it’s not right for you . . . that’s why baby formula exists.
    • You may feel totally exhausted and overwhelmed and not feel “maternal.” That’s okay too—ask for help.

While most new moms look forward to the changes that come with their beautiful new baby, they need to know that there are a lot of other changes with themselves too, and most of these changes are normal. 


Interview: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist with sub-specialty board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and has over 20 years of experience taking care of women’s most intimate needs. She is an Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is the Associate Program Director for the Cedars-Sinai Urology Residency Training Program. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Eilber served at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Urology Department, where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment.

​Dr. Eilber’s research focus has been in the field of urogynecology, and she has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. In addition to being a member and past president of the Los Angeles Urologic Society, Dr. Eilber is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital reconstruction, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Women in Urology. She is also a Founding Medical Partner of Doctorpedia.

Dr. Eilber earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, Riverside, which was an accelerated 3-year premedical program that allowed her to matriculate into the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine (UCLA). She completed a general surgery internship, urology residency, and female pelvic medicine fellowship at UCLA. 

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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