What happens to your body after giving birth?
It’s only natural for your body to change during and after pregnancy! So, what happens after you give birth? The same hormones that helped maintain your pregnancy are responsible for many body changes after pregnancy. While many of these changes will reverse soon after delivery, some might take more time or they might even be permanent.
A lot of new moms experience changes such as stretch marks, a wider waist and hips, and a softer belly. On average, women will be 1 to 6 pounds heavier after pregnancy.
Some women might also experience a condition called diastasis recti abdominis, which refers to a separation between your recrus abdominis muscles after pregnancy. In other cases, new moms might find that their pelvic floor muscles are weakened, causing milder orgasms and urinary incontinence.