Percentage of women who reported “a great deal of a problem” with at least one postpartum health problem in the first three months after birth, Canada and the provinces/territories, 2006/2007

Breast pain, pain in the vaginal area or in the area of the cesarean incision, back pain, urinary incontinence, pain during sex and hemorrhoids were most frequently mentioned postpartum health problems

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Maternal Experiences Survey, 2006-2007. accessed July 15, 2017.

In 2006/07, 42% of women who had given birth within the previous 3 months reported that they had a significant health problem.

This varied from 24% in Nunavut and 29% in Prince Edward Island to 46% in Québec.