Bigger Shoe Size
After giving birth to your little one, prepare for larger shoes. According to studies, 60 to 70 % of women develop longer feet and shorter arches. Researchers explain that it’s because of the weight gained during pregnancy and hormones.
The added weight flattens the arches, thus increasing the length of the feet. Additionally, the hormone relaxin causes the ligaments of the body to relax.
Originally, this is meant to make the body more elastic to prepare for childbirth. However, since relaxin can affect the other parts, it also can also make feet expand.
An increase in breast size after childbirth is not unheard of. That’s because the size of the breast really changes after giving birth. This happens particularly to prepare for breastfeeding.
According to experts, the fat tissues in the mother’s breast are replaced by functional tissues that help in breastfeeding. This leads to breast enlargement, at least initially. However, the added size and weight stretches the ligaments of the breast.
Now, when the woman stops breastfeeding, the functional tissues get smaller but don’t get to be replaced by fat right away. With “deflated” functional tissues and stretched ligaments, you may develop sagging breasts.
This sagging is typically permanent. Doctors say that once the breasts droop, they won’t perk up again.
Talking about how a woman’s body changes after pregnancy will lead us to tackle stretch marks.
Many women who are affected by stretch marks hope that they will go away someday. But experts say that these pinkish or reddish marks will probably stick around for good.
The silver lining is that they will fade in time, typically in a year or two. Once the woman becomes pregnant again, the marks will become more pronounced like before.