The Body After Getting an infant

 

Colleen Ballinger Body Transformation One Year After Childbirth

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Your Body After Baby

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How to Look After Yourself After Having a Baby

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What Happens to Your Body After You Have a Baby

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Surprising Things Your Body Does After Childbirth

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my body after having a baby|Postpartum

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my body after having a baby (6 weeks postpartum)

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After your baby is born, your body gets rid of the blood and tissue that was inside your uterus. This is called vaginal discharge or lochia. For the first few days, it’s heavy, bright red and may contain blood clots. Over time, the flow gets less and lighter in color. For the first couple of days after giving birth, you’ll be able to feel the top of your uterus in the area of your belly button.

In a week, your uterus weighs a little over a pound – half of what it weighed just after you gave birth. After two weeks, it’s down to a mere 11 ounces and located entirely within your pelvis. Two of the most common places that women notice this change is in their hips and feet.

Even if you weigh the same after having a baby, you may not wear the same clothing size or shoe size, as your hips and feet can widen permanently after pregnancy and birth. I wear a full shoe size larger now after four children!Some women find that after having a baby they become gluten or lactose intolerance. Others have noticed that they get hay fever and have other allergic reactions to things that never bothered them before. 8. Your nipples become unrecognisable.

One in 4 women will hang onto 11 lbs. or more (5 kg or more) a year after giving birth. And after having a baby, a woman will be, on average, 2.5 to 5 lbs. (1 to 2 kg) heavier than she was prior to. Right after giving birth, your estrogen and progesterone levels drop dramatically, which can contribute to the “baby blues” (mood swings, anxiety, sadness or irritability, which resolve within a week or so of birth) or postpartum depression (similar symptoms that are more intense, last longer and interfere with your daily life). The usual color of your areola and nipples may morph to a darker shade during pregnancy, then stay that way after you have a baby. This can also happen for your labia and even some moles on your.

After you give birth, postpartum bleeding — i.e. lochia — can last for up to six weeks. It will be just like a very heavy period made up of leftover blood, tissue from your uterus and mucus. Bleeding is heaviest for the first three to 10 days, then it will taper off — going from red to pink to brown to yellowish-white. Your body carried baby for 40 weeks (or thereabouts), shifting and stretching to accommodate your growing child, and then it underwent the exhausting task of childbirth—it stands to reason you’ll experience some physical changes once all is said and done. Curious what to expect?

It’s normal to have a decreased sex drive after giving birth. This feeling can last for months. In one study of postpartum women, 20 percent had little or no desire for sex three months after delivery, and another 21 percent had a complete loss of desire or aversion to sexual activity.

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Most women gain weight after childbirth, especially around the abdomen and waist, and their bodies go out of shape.

“AYURVEDIC GARBHA SANSKAR: The Art and Science of Pregnancy” by Dr. Shri Balaji Tambe
from AYURVEDIC GARBHA SANSKAR: The Art and Science of Pregnancy
by Dr. Shri Balaji Tambe
Sakal Media Pvt. Ltd., 2020

Without calorie restriction of exercise, breastfeeding women tend to lose weight at a more rapid rate than their nonbreastfeeding counterparts up to 6 months postpartum (Baker et al., 2008; Kac et al., 2004).

“Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
from Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
by Karen Wambach, Becky Spencer
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2019

Part of the reason for that protruding postpartum abdomen is your still-enlarged uterus, which will be reduced to prepregnancy size by the end of six weeks, reducing your girth in the process.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

During pregnancy you may have felt good about gaining weight, and at the beginning of the second week postpartum you probably don’t mind looking like you’ve just given birth, but by the end of the 6 weeks, perhaps you’ve had it.

“Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness” by Aviva Jill Romm
from Natural Health After Birth: The Complete Guide to Postpartum Wellness
by Aviva Jill Romm
Inner Traditions/Bear, 2002

I found myself looking objectively, thinking, ‘This is how my body looks now, four months after birthing my baby daughter’.

“Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism” by Helen Hester, Caroline Walters
from Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism
by Helen Hester, Caroline Walters
Taylor & Francis, 2016

We may find ourselves to be really very chubby, leaking milk and lochia (which is the normal vaginal discharge after birth), miserable, sleep-deprived, and feeling negative about the baby.

“The Discontented Little Baby Book” by Pamela Douglas
from The Discontented Little Baby Book
by Pamela Douglas
University of Queensland Press, 2014

After my son was born, it took a long time and a lot of exercise before I felt like I was in shape again.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
from Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Atria Books, 2008

In the days, weeks, and even months postpartum, your body will need significant resources to recover from a variety of physical insults, ranging from stretching and tearing to blood loss and sleep deprivation — while simultaneously caring for a newborn.

“What to Expect: Eating Well When You're Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect: Eating Well When You’re Expecting
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

I didn’t truly value my body until I had my baby.

“The Great Indian Diet: Busting the big FAT MYTH” by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Luke Coutinho
from The Great Indian Diet: Busting the big FAT MYTH
by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Luke Coutinho
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2015

In the first month after the birth, you lose a large amount of the weight you gained during pregnancy, but you may maintain some (or all) of this extra fat for the entire time you breastfeed.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

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  • This is amazing! Thank you so much. I literally cried hearing you talking about the baby weight and to not stress about loosing it right away. It’s been a year yesterday since I had my baby by C-section and I still haven’t lost most of my baby weight and am very self conscious about it. So hearing all this helps so much. Thank u ��

  • She doesn’t feel the most sexy in this video? Giiiiirl your post pregnancy body is like my goal body, those thighs!! Such an hour glass you’re body is amazing.

  • I was back to work after my son, I finally felt confident to not wear a jacket or large shirt and my female coworker grabbed and jiggled my belly laughing….in front of everyone it was TRAUMATIZING….I could still cry over it.women should support each other.

  • Honestly, these women should try balancing their hormones that could really make the weight issues a lot easier. Cruciferous vegetables and DIM supplements can help with the excess estrogen. Exercise won’t help if the hormones and diets and insulin resistance is not solved. For insulin resistance you should do intermittent fasting (never fast during pregnancy btw) but they can also get a blood tester called “keto mojo” to test their blood sugar and ketone levels. For the ectomorphs do a vegan diet, for the endomorphs, do keto.. mesomorphs can do keto for short term. If you never liked meat do vegan, if you can’t live w out meat do keto

  • Omg I had stretch marks on my stomach and in between my thighs. My son was 8lbs 9oz I was only 105lbs lol I gained 45lbs. Wish I didn’t get stretch marks though lol.

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  • THANK YOU ��������for openly saying you had negative thoughts about your body changing. I was the exact same as you but you almost feel bad for expressing those feelings but they are so valid! Women shouldn’t be vilified for having these thoughts or showing what they deem as a positive, wether that’s a stretch mark free minimal fat body, or a body full off stretch marks with a few extra lbs! Us women should be championing each other not tearing each other down.

  • Not everyone have stretchmarks… i have now but before when everyone was like ”everyone have stretchmarks” i felt i was not normal…

  • OMG Naz body looks amazing postpartum, I hate when people invalidate her experience just because she had a positive outlook. Max mentioned she exercises and still ate clean which really helped her snap back quick. She gets credits as she actually put in the EFFORT. She explained her experience so well in this video in how much admiration she grew for her body but also her insecurities about her thies which is completely normal. Love you Naz x

  • Omg so it’s hard to baby sit my aunts baby I wonder how hard it is to take care of a baby!!for your whole life until your 18 or more �� baby sitting is hard for me cuz I’m only 12 I was carrying the baby and if I moved her she would cry and I had to fill her bottle and so I was in trouble but they helped me and I’m grateful I got to baby sit but it’s hard ����

  • If other women feel bad because of your body positivity and “snap-back”, it’s their own insecurities that have nothing to do with you. Just like how you can’t get mad at models for the way they look, people have no right to get mad at you.

  • Mango is supposed to be bad for the baby and orange that also includes orange juice for the dark line use the Palmer’s tummy butter for stretch marks it helps but take care and congratulations on your baby ������

  • So since the skin was stretched out so much, when it goes back to normal is it more sensitive because your skin was really red after pulling on it a little.

  • Thank you for being honest about your body image. this helps me because I am considering having a breast reduction before I have kids

  • Omg yesss! I am currently pregnant with a boy and my hips and legs have gotten bigger. I have always been insecure about them because “skinny” used to be in so now that being “thick” is in, I haven’t been able to overcome the insecurity. Since I got pregnant it’s been even harder seeing how much bigger they have gotten. I’m glad to finally relate with someone else. You look amazing btw! ��

  • Now that I am pregnant too I am wondering how she did in high school I have the same age as her but idk what to do with school I will love she read this ��

  • CONGRATS�������� My son bday is also March 13th…but he is not a baby anymore he’s 17. �� Time goes so fast….cherish every moment.

  • I know you probably won’t see this but, you should try switching the baby to his side just so that the back of his head doesn’t flatten out.
    (Idk if you do that already I just want to let you know just in case:))

  • I had my baby in January and like you I had a very toned stomach etc. I’m a fitness freak. I know how hard it was for you to video record your body. My stomach has gone in but I still have some belly flab which compared to other women I’m very lucky. However for me I still feel insecure as I’ve always had a toned body and have always worked hard for it.

  • you can use bio oil for ur stretch marks and dark lines, my boyfriends mom told me this, im pregnant rn still haven’t given birth but it helps with your stretch marks and dark line and bruh when you said “im tryna get this booty big” i felt that ��

  • My mom is very negative towards me… she disowned me cuz I was pregnant, pregnant with twins and she has always talked about my weight and how I’m fat… it hurts and she doesn’t care. She thinks she’s better than me

  • After I had my son I never exercised and i regret it now. But I am trying to change that because I’m tired of seeing my baby weight. My sons already 2 and i look like a fat cow

  • Naz ive been watching you from the beginning I’m so proud of you. Also you look amazing mamas ��! And Von Von is adorable and I know you and Mel are the best parents ever like I’m almost crying I’m just so proud of you guys ��

  • Love love LOVE how real and authentic you are!! �� and you always have a way of cracking me up lol ☺️ so happy I came across your channel �� have been enjoying every video since! I pray to look and feel as beautiful and confident as you during and after pregnancy ����

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  • Dear moms, thx for sharing these ’embarrassing’ details, it is soooo nice to hear them and gives us a little insight and a lot to think about��

  • I only got a few stretch marks on my boobs from breast feeding, I have 3 kids�� I didn’t really use any oils or lotions while I was pregnant…

  • I hate women go through so many insecurities and sad times during and after pregnancy. Like woman, you just did some Godly work!!! You just created a body out of your own body ��

  • I just had a miscarriage. It was my first pregnancy. It hurts, but seeing other people happy with their pregnancy, births, babies, and toddlers makes me happy. One day I hope…. ����

  • It’s not being shallow. I want to have my body back as soon as possible too. I feel disgusting when I’m fat and don’t accept being fat at all. I’m not talking about other women, talking about myself so no need to get angry at me.

  • Congrats mama! My baby boy is almost a month so we’re so close with our dates! I just starting working out this week, tryna get to my goal weight by my wedding in October! Wish me luck! Lol. Oh & I couldn’t agree more that women’s bodies are amazing & we are capable of crazy things! Definitely gives you a different love & appreciation for your body. This was my second baby though & I’m not gonna lie, your body snaps back so much faster with your first one.

  • Colleen, I’m 16 weeks pregnant and in tears watching this video (pregnancy hormones amirite). I have had so many of these thoughts and fears regarding what my body will look like after I give birth. I’m 5’2 98lbs pre-pregnancy. I’ve been small my entire life, and I constantly receive comments from people regarding my weight. I NEEDED this video. I feel ready for my body to continue changing, and I’m no longer afraid. Thank you

  • Me and you gave birth to boys on March 13th! I have been following you for years and on your journey as well. I couldnt believe we gave birth on the same day. I was actually due on April 11, but he came early. Love this video I can totally relate. Can you please do a makeup tutorial of this look you had in this video?You look fire and beautiful. Also, curious where did you get your earrings from & whats the size?

  • Oh I really like the bras, I’m pregnant right now and my breast are so big and sore, I have to get more bras because my old ones just are not working out lol I’m trying to figure out what size I should get though because I want to wear them when I’m breastfeeding too ��‍♀️