Top things to know about Clue Postpartum:
Track your postpartum-specific experiences to see and monitor patterns in your physical and mental health, up to 12 weeks* after birth
Share tracked information with your healthcare provider as a tool for more individualized care
Use evidence-based advice and tips from the experts to help you navigate the changes throughout the postpartum period
Clue Postpartum is a mode within Clue Plus dedicated to tracking your mental and physical health throughout the weeks and months after birth. With the health of you and your infant changing daily, remembering what happened a week ago is almost impossible. Feel empowered throughout your postpartum journey and help your healthcare provider see what you need by tracking bodily changes and mental health experiences in one place (1).
What’s included in Clue Postpartum?
Track your postpartum-related experiences
Clue Postpartum allows you to track postpartum-specific experiences like postpartum bleeding, breast changes and nipple care, and even milk production levels for people who choose to breastfeed/chest feed. With Clue Postpartum, you can easily keep note of changes to your mind and body in a few taps. From emotions and bonding to frequency of pain and sleep, Clue Postpartum has you covered.
Get access to tips and advice from our experts
Built by a team of experts, including healthcare providers like certified Obstetrician-Gynecologists (OB/GYNs), Reproductive Endocrinologists, Infertility Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners (WHNPs), Registered Nurses (RNs), lactation consultants, and doulas; Clue Postpartum has a dedicated Content Tab filled with tips and information on what you can expect up to 12 weeks after birth.
Skip the old wives’ tales and opt for informed advice on everything from how to prevent postpartum constipation to how long you can expect potential hair loss to last. Learn about lochia (vaginal discharge after giving birth) and how it can change during the weeks after birth, how to make an ice pack that soothes all the right places, and why you might need extra lube when you’re ready to have sex again.
What are the benefits of postpartum tracking?
Postpartum depression (PPD) is one of the most common complications after birth, affecting around 10-15% of postpartum people in the US (2). PPD is often under-diagnosed and if left untreated, can have serious consequences for both the birthing parent and the infant (3). Although PDD screening is recommended during pregnancy and postpartum, many people aren’t screened at every visit (4). Tracking your physical and mental experiences can give you clues that you’re experiencing postpartum depression (5). These tracked experiences can help you identify the signs that it might be time to schedule an additional appointment with your healthcare provider to find out what can help you feel better.
Getting the support you need when you need it can help you and your infant thrive (3). Support can mean lots of things that maybe you haven’t thought of – medications and therapy work for many people, but a postpartum specialist will have lots of other good advice, too.
Clue is designed using the latest clinical guidelines. It turns your collected data into a tool your healthcare provider can use and trust (6).
When you track something that might seem unimportant at the moment, it becomes data that over time creates an individual snapshot of what you’ve been experiencing. Because medical visits can be short and experiences with healthcare providers can vary, this picture could be critical to getting you help when you need it (7,8).
It’s not uncommon to self-diagnose based on what you read on the internet, but tracking gives an individual picture that’s more precise and more nuanced (6). Tracking your experiences can help you notice patterns, and reading evidence-based content by Clue can give you the educational support to help you know the difference between what’s generally expected and what needs care (6).
Who is Clue Postpartum for?
Clue Postpartum is for anyone who has tracked with Clue Pregnancy mode (also available in Clue Plus) and is parenting a newborn. Most people have only one scheduled postpartum appointment with their healthcare provider, but ongoing care is essential and recommended, especially with new questions and experiences popping up every day (9). Plus, you deserve support that fits your unique postpartum experience. Clue Postpartum gives you the tools to notice patterns so you can get education or healthcare provider support when healing doesn’t go as expected (and also if it does).
You don’t need to do much reading online before you can see that most of the focus of postpartum care is directed at taking care of an infant. Parenting a newborn is a transition, and there are likely many things you’ll want to learn about the newborn stage.
But keep in mind that how you are feeling, sleeping, and eating is just as important as how your newborn is doing. It’s not selfish to make sure your basic needs are taken care of – you can’t care for a newborn if they’re not.
Clue Postpartum gives you the space and resources to check in with yourself, so you feel supported and empowered to ask questions, find answers, and receive the care and support your body deserves after birth. There is no emphasis on weight or a “snap back”. Clue Postpartum actually *has* your back.
How to find Clue Postpartum
Open your Clue app
Go to the Home Screen
Scroll down and tap ‘Change Mode’
Tap ‘I’m not pregnant anymore’
Select how your pregnancy ended
Scroll down and tap ‘Go to Clue Postpartum’
Clue’s commitment to data privacy
Your privacy is of the utmost importance to Clue. Clue will never sell your health data.
As a female-led health technology company, Clue is committed to protecting the data of all people, regardless of where they live or what the reproductive laws their country abides by. Based in the European Union, your data with Clue is protected by some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world. No one will ever see what you track unless you show them yourself. You can trust Clue to keep your information safe, from period to postpartum, and everything in between.
For more on Clue’s commitment to data privacy and protection, click here.
*While the current version of Clue Postpartum guides you through the first 12 weeks, we recognize that postpartum extends for the first year after birth. Our experts are working to expand the postpartum experience through one year.