The 40-Day Project
Postpartum support during the first 40 days

Welcome to the 40-Day Project! 

The 40-day postpartum period can be one of great joy, significant change and sometimes struggle for parents. The 40-Day Project promotes mental wellbeing and social support for new parents before birth and during the first five weeks after birth.  

Parents - Visit each topic to find resources, connect with organizations, and support your mental health and self-care during this important time.

Providers - Visit each topic and find downloadable teaching materials in resources for providers.

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Contact: Cari Michaels, University of Minnesota Extension -