4 Surprising Changes That Happen After Pregnancy

We are not going to be revealing any earth-shattering news when we say that pregnancy prompts some monumental changes for your body.

It could be said that a lot of us perhaps underestimate some of these changes though. A lot of us feel that it’s merely the shape of our yummy that changes – with the bump obviously growing bigger by the week.

In reality, it’s so much more than this, and through today’s post we will take a look at some of the more surprising areas of your body that tend to change after you give birth.

Breast fluctuations

It could be said that one of the most "headline changes", so to speak, comes with your breasts.

Contrary to popular belief, this is something that isn't consistent. During the initial months, they will increase in size. This is because they are suddenly about to become more functional, in preparation for breastfeeding.

Then, once the breastfeeding stage is over, they start to revert back to their normal size. This is usually the time where women consider a breast augmentation after enjoying a larger size for so long.

The importance of staying on top of your teeth

It can depend on where in the world you live, but on the whole the authorities are quite keen about providing free dental care to expectant mothers.

It's only when you start to see the possible impact on your oral health that the reasons become clear. For example, morning sickness is something that naturally prompts a lot of acid to enter your mouth. Over time, this can eat away at enamel, and the rest is history.

Some studies have even suggested that the more children a woman has, the more likely she was to lose teeth.

Your shoe size might change

As we have already said, most people immediately think that the main change to their bodies comes in relation to the bump. As crazy as it might sound, your feet are something else that can be affected.

There's a couple of reasons behind this, with the first related to your weight. As you are carrying additional pounds for the best part of a year, your feet actually start to flatten. Ultimately, this results in slightly larger feet.

Then, there is the hormone-factor. As you will be generating more of the hormone Relaxin, it means that your ligaments start to relax and this can again affect your shoe size.

You will have more hair

Unfortunately, this final benefit is actually short-term. However, during pregnancy you will find that you have much more hair on your head. This isn't because you are growing more hair - but the change in hormones means that you are losing less. Ultimately, it will be thicker and a lot of women really bask in this period.

Unfortunately, once you do give birth, you return to normality! It's worth mentioning that when this "normal" period does return, the hair loss can seem accelerated. However, after about six months, everything should even out again.

1 comment:

  1. My shoe size changed after having my daughter. I went up a half of size.