Having a baby is a life-changing experience enjoyed by many proud women. All new mothers enjoy watching the child they’ve brought into the world grow up. But, what some new mothers don’t know until after they’ve given birth is what happens to their bodies!
In fact, there are quite a few things that change in a woman’s body after having a baby. Here are six examples that often happen but nobody will tell you about:
#1 You still have a belly bulge
Believe it or not, many women assume their tummy goes back to its original shape straight after birth. In reality, the “belly bulge” makes it look like you’re still pregnant!
The good news is that it does go away – eventually. You can usually expect your tummy to get back to pre-pregnancy size around eight weeks later. It takes that long because the uterus is slow at reducing in size.
#2 You might suffer from piles
Hemorrhoids, piles, call it what you wish. The sad truth is that many new mothers develop a medical condition they feel is taboo to talk about. Piles can sometimes go away on their own. For some women, they are there to stay.
Doing something about them is possible. One popular option is to use a product called Venapro. Check out some Venapro hemorrhoids treatment reviews online for more details.
#3 Being intimate with your partner is the last thing on your mind
Another side-effect of having a baby is that you lose your sex drive. To be honest, even if that weren’t the case, you still wouldn’t feel in the mood! After all; you have a baby to look after, and neither you or your newborn will get much sleep. There is also the fact that you may be in a lot of pain after giving birth.
#4 You can’t fit into your old shoes
Remember those sexy heels you used to wear? “Used to” is the operative word. That’s because many women go up a shoe size after giving birth. The extra pressure on your feet while being pregnant will have flattened your arches.
In a way, having a different shoe size isn’t a bad thing. It gives you an excuse to go shoe shopping!
#5 You breasts get bigger (for a while, at least)
An observation of your body during pregnancy will have been that your breasts got bigger. If you are breastfeeding, they may even get a bit bigger. But, when you stop, your breasts will start to sag. The bad news is that the more children you have, the more your breasts will sag.
In any event, you will need to get some new bras while you’re out shoe shopping!
#6 Your hair isn’t full of volume as it was during pregnancy
Have you started moulting a lot after you gave birth? Don’t worry; you aren’t going bald! What happens during pregnancy is that your estrogen levels will rise. That means you will have more hair. When those levels drop, that extra hair will also drop – literally!