A woman's body goes through numerous changes as it grows, nourishes and protects a baby. It seems Hollywood wants us all to believe that we should be perfectly sculpted shortly after creating and birthing a human! This is not reality. What really happens afterward? Does your body go back to normal? Can you still wear your pre-pregnancy clothes?
This video explains in an upfront way what happens to your body after you have a child. And, it's not all pleasant. Will you fit your pre-pregnancy clothes? Probably not, but, if you're lucky, maybe eventually. Here are a few likely changes:
Dough-like stomach or stretched out skin that exercising will not fully eradicate.
Stretch marks — and not just on your stomach. That's right, you can get them other places — like your breasts and legs. Thank you engorgement and water retention!
Your body is different and you feel different. Even though you might fit your clothes after birth, they may not suit your body any longer or your ideals.
Jennifer Garner said it really well in an interview on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" regarding tabloid reports of a new pregnancy — but she's not expecting! Confirming the presence of a "baby bump," she stated, "From now on, ladies, I will have a bump. It will be my baby bump. And let's just all settle in and get used to it. It's not going anywhere."
New and seasoned mothers should all happily and proudly embrace our baby bumps, like Garner did, as well as the other changes that happen. Our post-pregnancy bodies are beautiful because they created something beautiful — our children.
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