Having a child is not an easy job, but we are not referring to the upbringing right now. Let’s talk about a mother’s body changes a bit. Celebrities like Katherine Heigl have openly discussed it here and shared it publicly, making it easier to cope with and talk about it.
Everything from your physical appearance to your personal style can change with your new bundle of joy. Whether it’s good or bad, it’s all natural, and your body knows its ways, so let it work it out.
Here are some post-baby changes that mothers have experienced.
1. Extra hair loss in the shower.
After pregnancy, your estrogen levels take a hit, which can often result in more hair loss than usual. In 6-12 months, your hair will return to its normal lifespan, so you shouldn’t worry. At least try not to.
2. Everybody gets stretch marks.
Stretch marks are one of the most common physical changes women experience after having a baby. However, there are numerous conditioning oils available to minimize the marks.
Or you can just start loving them! Like this artist, Cinta Tort Cartró, who is taking a new, positive approach to stretch marks. The feminist painter showcases the beauty of women’s stretch marks by highlighting them in bright colors.
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3. You might break your nails more often.
After giving birth, you may notice that your nails are brittle or flimsy. You shouldn’t be shocked, as this is completely normal.
There are a ton of nail strengthening products on the market, just check out your drugstore’s nail polish section. Don’t worry, you won’t have brittle nails forever!
4. Your skin may need extra hydration.
The appearance of dry skin is linked to hormones. Treat yourself with a rich hydrating cream and drink plenty of H2O.
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It might take some time for your hormones to regulate after giving birth. So, be patient!
5. You’ll probably need to buy a new bra.
It’s no secret that pregnancy increases your breast size, and the same goes for postpartum. Your body is prepared for breastfeeding.
6. The shape of your body is going to change.
Well, it’s normal for your body to look different! You just gave birth to another human being!
This includes the size of your post-baby belly. Your uterus and belly skin have been stretching out for nine months. They need time to go back where they were.
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7. You may go up a shoe size — or two.
Your feet can swell during pregnancy, but did you know they could become larger postpartum? Healthy weight gain can actually put pressure on your tootsies, flatten your arch, and make your feet longer.
8. C-sections are common, and so are their scars.
Scars do tell your story, so wear them proudly. If you wish to conceal your scar, however, there are a number of natural and cosmetic options.
9. There will be changes in your beauty regime, too.
Your priorities may shift, and you might opt for a more natural makeup look.
10. A ponytail is your new signature hairdo.
It’s just so easy and practical!
11. Watch out for your earrings!
Large hoop or dangling earrings are dangerous when holding a small child.
12. You’ll learn to embrace the dark circles under your eyes.
You might be sleep-deprived, so it’s best to just rock those bags.
13. Calculated leg-shaving
Shave in accordance with the rips in your jeans or length of your capris. As practical as that.
14. Your clothing style may become more practical, too.
Trendy sweatpants and black leggings are your new best friends.
15. You may develop a “mom sense” for finding deals.
You might also have an eye for deals like you never did before.