Your Body After Baby

Research shows (as well as what my mother has told me after having six children) that women's body's return to normal one year after giving birth--or at least need a year to recover. I am not talking about waiting six weeks to heal for coitus, but rather your internals. Hormone levels return to normal around three months, for the norm. I believe I felt better when my son was two months old. I was no longer sobbing over songs or other simple things, and I was not as edgy as I was. I was more emotional after giving birth that I was pregnant. Hormones are sneaky little imps who like to play tricks with our emotions.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2102517…

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Melissa MiddletonPennington Gap, Virginia
09/26/14
Melissa Middleton
I believe lack of sleep plays a big part in it, too. I cried over songs on the radio...even though I've heard them before and never cried. I laugh about it now. Lol
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    09/26/14
    I believe it. I do believe women shouldn't rush themselves to get back into shape physically either.
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    09/26/14
    Melissa Middleton
    I agree! In both cases of a vaginal and cesarean birth, too, because both are still in the process of healing.
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      09/26/14
      I completely agree with this. I remember hitting several 'mommy milestones' where I suddenly felt like I could breath a little easier. The first was around 2-3 months and then again around 6 months. Right after Avery's first birthday was the biggest though. It was like my head cleared all of the sudden! My body changed too. I didn't get fatigues as easily and my joints we're working normally again. I'm in martial arts so I ask a lot of my body on a regular basis. After baby it never felt quite right until I hit that one year mark.

      I think nursing was a big part of that too. I never used formula and I didn't start weaning until Avery turned 1. Weaning and feeling better did coincide, so I think women who nurse may take longer to feel 'back to normal' again.
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      09/26/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I can see that, the nursing thing.

      That is awesome about the martial arts. I bet you are one mommy no one messes with. :)
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        8Theresa Gould
        I agree with the emotional part. Physically (internally) we really do not know, so I erred on the side of caution and took it easy for few weeks in most of my pregnancies.
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          09/29/14
          Melissa Middleton
          Oh yes, most definitely. The baby is asleep and you finally get to lay down only for them to awake less than five minutes after you do. lol Ugh...but, I'd do it all again.
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          About Melissa Middleton
          Current: Pennington Gap, Virginia
          Birth: April 13
          On Moms.com since: Mar 21, 2014
          Mother of an active son, a precious baby girl, & a diva step-daughter (who lives with us). I am an artist, baker, organic gardener, frugal liver, & a Christian--happily married to my best-friend. Blogger at www.chasingwildhorses.com