Most women are focused so much on how their body changes during pregnancy that they don’t realize how much it can change after their baby is born. The postpartum period can last up to a year, and there are some changes that may be permanent. From skin changes to stretch marks, there are many changes to the body after pregnancy that you may want to address.
It takes time for the skin on the body to return to its pre-baby shape, so try not to panic if it’s been several months and you still notice significant sagging. The weight that you gained, along with the natural stretching that comes from a growing fetus, will take up to a year to fully recover.
Physical activity and a healthy diet can accelerate the process, along with getting as much sleep as you can. Skin rejuvenation treatments and toning procedures can also help.
Many women find their breasts permanently larger, smaller, or shaped differently after having a child. Some welcome the change, others dislike it. Even if you don’t breastfeed, breasts can become smaller due to the hormonal changes and preparation for milk production and nursing.
Changes are mixed with one-third of women having smaller breasts, one-third having larger ones, and the final portion returning to their pre-baby size.
Skin changes are some of the most common changes to the body after pregnancy. Melasma, redness, freckles, hyperpigmentation, and even age spots can emerge following childbirth.
Luckily, these are cosmetic concerns that can easily be addressed through minimally invasive treatments.
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At the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, the expert trained staff help women feel empowered in their bodies and lives at every walk of life.
The postpartum period can be a shock for many; with a compassionate bedside manner and clinical expertise, Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas can help you learn to love your body after pregnancy.
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