5 unspoken things that can happen to a woman’s body during and after pregnancy

While childbirth is an important existential life event and can be one of life’s most amazing, fulfilling and exciting experiences, it is critical to fully understand and be prepared for the risks involved.

After giving birth, many unimaginable things can happen to you and your body. Here are ten unspoken facts about what happens to a woman’s body during and after pregnancy:

Yes! Your uterus may fall out.

Uterine prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken to the point where they can no longer support the uterus. As a result, the uterus enters or protrudes from the vagina.

While mild prolapse rarely causes symptoms. Moderate to severe symptoms of uterine prolapse include seeing or feeling protrusion of tissue from the vagina, heaviness or pulling in the pelvis, leaking urine, loose vaginal tissue, and so on.

Tissue prolapse in your anus can also occur. As a result, you don’t know when you’re about to fart, so you have no choice but to let them rip. It’s very common and embarrassing, but these muscles will eventually firm up again.

It is safe to assume that preventing bone injuries is not one of the things a woman thinks about during childbirth. Compared to childbirth pain, these injuries are not noticed or felt until after childbirth. The tension and pressure of childbirth can cause the ribs to shift or be injured.

During pregnancy, the ribcage naturally expands to make more room for the growing baby, and this expansion can occasionally cause sharp back rib pain or dislocation.

Internal pressure is usually the cause of rib problems during pregnancy. This pressure can cause the rib to get stuck in a twisted position by changing its orientation.

Rib damage usually resolves after delivery for most pregnant women if the underlying cause of the pain is addressed early, while others may experience lingering postpartum rib damage.

After giving birth, many mothers report having a flat butt (“mom butt” or “pancake butt”). This change in the appearance of your butt is caused by a loss of butt fat, changes in your posture, and changes in your glutes.

Your butt fat is especially high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are necessary for baby’s brain development. And because it’s richer than the rest of your body’s fat deposits, these brain-building fatty acids stored in your butt are extracted for breast milk production.

Yes, the body literally burns butt fat to produce nutritious breast milk for the baby. Nothing from the stomach though!

During pregnancy and postpartum, a woman’s body undergoes a lot of stress. The hips are one part of the body that can take a lot of this stress. Injuries to the hip, which can range in severity from mild to severe, include hip impingement, labral tears, pelvic girdle pain, and symphysis pubis dysfunction.

Hip impingement occurs when the socket and ball-and-socket of the hip joint make abnormal contact, causing the joint to stop functioning properly. During pregnancy, this can be caused by the pressure of the mother’s extra weight, changes in pelvic alignment, or hormonal changes that affect the ligaments.

A labral tear is an injury to the rubbery tissue that cushions the ball-and-socket joint of the hip, which is especially common in women during and after childbirth. When the labrum tears, the hip joint becomes unlubricated and unstable, resulting in aching pain and the development of arthritis.

Pelvic girdle pain is a pain in the front and back of your pelvis that can radiate to your hip or thigh. Normally this would go away shortly after giving birth, but this is not always the case. The pain may persist for several months after giving birth. For some it may take even longer.

Pregnancy-induced brain fog, also known as the baby brain, is a true and disturbing feature of pregnancy and postpartum. It is caused by the fluctuation of hormones in the body during pregnancy, which affect the neurons of the brain.

It also explains the somewhat childish behavior of pregnant women.

Pregnancy brain work can begin as early as the first trimester of pregnancy, when the body is experiencing a major surge of hormones. Insomnia, a common ailment in early pregnancy, can also exacerbate this state of mental mushyness.

This momnesia persists postpartum as hormones continue to fluctuate and, of course, sleep deprivation also plays a role.

While these are just some of the risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth, there are many more that are rarely discussed. Although they can last longer than usual, these symptoms can be treated naturally in addition to postpartum body healing or managed with the help of specialists.

However, it is crucial to understand that the body has changed after the birth of a child and will never quite go back to how it was.

5 unspoken things that can happen to a woman’s body during and after pregnancy

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