A miracle that leaves it's mark...
Pregnancy and childbirth are both miraculous events. A woman’s body proves to be nothing less than magical during these times. The way that everything comes together to create and nurture a life is spectacular to say the least. Each part of the body plays its own part like a well-rehearsed orchestra. It is a wonderful time for everyone involved.
A woman falls in love with her child before birth and then falls more deeply when she first holds her creation. Every ache and pain during pregnancy and labour were worth this new miracle. The swelling, stretching, itching, irritating, etc. is instantly forgotten for a moment. When the warm fuzzy feeling of meeting one’s child has past, reality sets in. Whose body is this? Surely not mine! Where did these stretch marks come from? How come my shoes don’t fit anymore? Children may be miracles, but they are miracles that come with a small price tag.
Here are a few bodily changes that may occur after birth. Do note that this may not happen to every mum, there are some whose body bounces back without any sign of going through pregnancy, however that is the exception and not the norm.