Episode #19: The Forever Changed BodyJun 22, 2020
The list of visible and invisible changes in a woman’s body are endless: stretch marks, loose skin, diastasis recti, shifted pelvis, lumbar impairment, saggy breasts, pelvic floor weakness, VAGINAL SCAR TISSUE.
If that isn’t enough, there are the potential hormonal shifts of pregnancy that don’t always adjust after the baby is in your arms like hyper and hypothyroidism – conditions that some women have for the rest of their lives that they didn’t have before they got pregnant.
Ladies, you are fucking warriors.
Now, given that childbirth isn’t new, I shouldn’t be telling you anything you don’t already know. However, I happen to know that the majority of you don’t know this - Maybe you did know for a moment, but along the way you shifted your focus from “holy shit, look what I made in my body and pushed out of my vagina (or had violently carved from my abdomen)” to “what the hell happened to my body, I can’t even look at myself”.
Yes, I’m talking to you. I see you. I hear you. I feel these very words in my heart on a daily basis, too – because I am also a woman.