The first week after your baby is born is often an intensely joyful time, but it can also be confusing. You've just gone through enormous physiological changes, and now you're responsible for the care and upbringing of another human being. If you're a first-time mom, you're dealing with a major identity shift — from independent woman to responsible mother. If you're already a mom, you may be wondering if you're up to doing it all over again. Take good care of yourself and let others take care of you, too, for a peaceful and healthy first week postpartum.