What happens to Handmaids after they have a baby?

In The Handmaid's Tale, after a Handmaid has a baby, her baby is soon taken away from her, and she will be assigned to a new Commander. She will never get to see her baby again but will be spared the fate of being declared infertile and being sent to work in the colonies.

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As with most elements of Handmaids' lives in Margaret Atwood 's dystopian novel, what happens after they give birth is grossly unfair. Soon after birth, the baby must be given over to the Handmaid's Commander and his wife. After this, the Handmaid will become the property of a new Commander. The Handmaid will then never see her child again. These forced "adoptions" are seen as part of...

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