Motherhood is an exciting, rewarding, and life-changing journey/experience. A great deal of pregnancy is spent preparing for the baby and ogling at tiny clothes, baby gear, and nursery goods but what about new momdom? Many of us are thrust into this new journey without the foundation to properly care for ourselves postpartum when our bundles arrive and our bodies go into recovery mode. Our bodies go through some pretty drastic changes through pregnancy, and delivery leaves us raw, mentally and physically.
Magazines and social media will have you thinking pregnancy is a walk in the park and once baby is here, you’ll snap back in a week and everyone lives happily ever after. I get it. Some people have uneventful pregnancies, deliveries, recoveries, and chill babies. Some don’t or experience a combo. One thing’s for sure, our bodies change after having babies and it seems that nothing really prepares us for those changes on the inside and outside.
Can we talk about some common body changes that happen after giving birth? From personal experience and chatting with other moms, here are three body changes that we don’t talk about and prepare for enough.