Postpartum Body: Changes You Adopt After Delivering a New Life!

Posted June 28, 2021 by in Health + Fitness

“To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and distressingly inhabited. Soul and spirit are stretched – along with body – making pregnancy a time of transition, growth, and profound beginnings.”

  • Anne Christain Buchanan 

A new mother’s body undergoes a lot of changes right after conceiving a baby. Its visible impact is apparent after delivering the child. However, the phase is memorable for every woman, but at the same time, it comes with a number of challenges, and body changes are one of the biggest challenges to conquer. 

The changes you may witness in the postpartum stage are a common and visible sign of you welcoming a new life in the world. Consider it as a positive phase and accept all the bodily challenges wholeheartedly. Why? Because we are here to assist you in all manners. 

Let’s get one step closer to waving off all signs of your new motherhood from your body. 

Body Aches 

Julian Robinson (an Assistant Professor of Gynecology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital) says, “With all the pushing and contortions of labor, it’s natural to feel washed out, tired, and achy,” 

This is because the uterus contracts back to its actual size, making most people feel severe abdominal aches. However, the condition can lead to different issues if you don’t take care of your health and hygiene in this delicate phase. 

Stretch Marks

No one loves to see those stretch marks on their body. During pregnancy, the woman’s body size expands, leading to the appearance of stretch marks. The truth of the matter is that these stretch marks do not disappear quickly. One needs to apply a good amount of Belly Butter and other relevant products to reduce those fine lines around your thighs, feet, stomach, or back. 

Enlarged Breasts

Tenderness of the breast is expected to make you feel uncomfortable sleeping at night. This is because the breasts become sore, swollen, flushed, and stuffed with essential milk for the infant. Luckily, this swelling goes down with time and consistent feeding. Besides this, you may see some stretch marks around your breast, for which you can apply quality sheer or belly butter. And if you witness sagginess in your breasts after delivering a baby, don’t panic, as it’s a common factor. 

Consistent Vaginal Discharge

Have you heard your gynecologist mention something like ‘lochia’ during or after delivering the baby? Well, it is a kind of vaginal discharge type that women experience only after having a baby. Lochia is the excess mucus or blood that remains inside the uterus. 

Whether you have delivered your child vaginally or through C section, you may witness excessive blood flow. For this stage, gynecologists recommend using cotton pads and avoiding tampons or other menstrual product types. 

The postpartum stage comes with its challenges and struggles that almost every new mother goes through. From dealing with a fragile little life to handle the sudden body changes, there are many challenges to conquer. Suitable skin and body care can help you sail through the process and give you the right boost you have been missing in your life. 

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