10 Feb

The 3 Most Common Body Changes from Pregnancy

Becoming a mother is a wonderful thing, but there is no doubt that it wreaks havoc on your body. There are a lot of changes that will occur during and after your pregnancy. Some changes you just have to live with, but many of the changes your body goes through during and after childbirth can be rectified.

Breast Changes

Your breasts go through massive changes during and after pregnancy. As your pregnancy progresses, and immediately following the birth, your breasts can get significantly larger. Some women report gaining more than two cup sizes during and just after pregnancy. If you are not breastfeeding, your breasts after birth will begin to get smaller, but the skin and tissues will be stretched. This can cause significant sagging. A breast lift can really help bring your breasts back to the tight fullness that you once enjoyed before pregnancy.

Stomach Changes

Nearly every new mother has some stretch marks to show for her trials through pregnancy. While some stretch marks can be treated to be less visible, often these badges of honor are nothing to worry much about. The size of your stomach is another story. Unless you stayed very active during your pregnancy, you’re going to have some added flab to your midsection after birth. This can be very difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise, but a simple liposuction procedure can help bring you back to your pre-pregnancy size.

Vaginal Laxity

Childbirth stretches the tissues of the vagina and causes vaginal laxity, or a loosening of the vaginal tissues. Not only does vaginal laxity affect your sex life, it can also cause additional embarrassing problems. Stress incontinence, or urinating when you laugh or sneeze, can be quite common after giving birth. The more children you have had, the more likely you will have this problem. A vaginal rejuvenation with Geneveve is one option to get your life back to normal.

If you have recently given birth and want your pre-pregnancy body back to normal, we can help. Contact us today for a consultation.

Dr. William W. Adams MD

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