Wednesday, August 30, 2017

5 Things That Have Changed Since Pregnancy

things that have changed since pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the biggest things that a woman's body will go through, so of course, its natural that things change afterwards. Both my pregnancy, and delivery were fairly straight forward so I didn't really expect the amount of changes that both my body and I have been through. I'm not just talking about the standard fluctuation in weight and struggling to accept that my hips have widened, forever. I'm talking about feeling hot hot hot, and not just in the bedroom...

Sensitive Skin


My skin has become really sensitive, to the point that I can't use any bath products, aside from the prescribed ones from the Dermatologist. I also get small patches of eczema, which I've never suffered with before. Having suffered with combination skin for the majority of my life, I've found this change hard to adjust to and really annoying; I get all the jealously feels every time I see a Boomerang of a Lush bath bomb, I just want a pretty bath.

Hair Loss


Post-partum hair loss is something most woman after giving birth will go through. Since pregnancy, my hair has grown twice the length and become even thicker than it was before (think lions mane) but it still falls out, alot. At some points, it really gets me down - especially when I have small tufts of hair that just will not tame themselves. During one of the many 2AM night feeds, I actually looked into hair transplant cost at one point because I resembled some kind of Satan with frizzy haired horns. Weirdly though, I've also lost all the body hair around my naval and it's showing no signs of returning - not that I'm complaining.

Better Sex


There were times during my pregnancy that I thought my sex life was doomed forever, especially as we got closer to the full term mark. I know some people find pregnancy sexy, but let's face it ladies, when you're two stone heavier, waddle like a duck and can no longer see your noony to tidy things up a little, then the last thing you feel is sexy. Anyway, you can imagine my delight when we finally decided to brave sex after the birth, and once I stopped thinking 'fuck it's going to kill me' and relaxed, to find that it was actually the best sex yet. And it continues to be - I really wasn't expecting that.

Feeling Hot


I swear my core temperature has risen a few degrees, I am one hot beast. I can barely walk five minutes to the shop without having to mop my brow these days - although, despite the change in hormones, this also might have something to do with constantly trying to ensure my toddler doesn't get himself run over. To avoid over heating, I have even donned bare legs and dresses in public which isn't something I usually have the confidence to do, but hey - that brings us to the final thing that's changed.

No Shits Given


I am really self conscious, I constantly scrutinise myself which in the past has massively affected my self esteem and made me hyper aware of what other people might think. Whilst I still have a fairly low self esteem,and still scrutinise myself, I give absolutely no shits about what other people think. I'm still me, I just don't have the time to worry whether other people think I'm fat, or if they think I'm wrong for co-sleeping. Truth is, I am fat and I co-sleep because I'm tired but do I care if that's what you think or whether you disapprove? No.


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19 comments

  1. The hair loss is ridiculous. And the regrowth - I look like I have a lions mane!

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  2. This was such a good read! I'm not looking forward to the hair loss xx

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  3. I didn't actually suffer with hair loss, but it went so greasy and flat. One of the weird things that happened to me after pregnancy is that I developed hayfever. Very odd!

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  4. I've actually been lucky, no hair loss as of yet, but the greasiness is ridiculous - why on earth is is so different now! I'm with you on the body temperature though, I've gone from running so cold, to being permanently warm!

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  5. I agree with all of this! The hair loss really gets me down but it seems to have stopped for now! I was terrified to have sex after I gave birth and we stopped having sex when I was about 35 because of spd and me feeling 200% not sexy! Once we did though it was great! Sorry tmi haha!

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  6. the only BIG thing that i noticed was probably my anxiety has gotten worse, my skin has been terrible too!

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  7. I'm with you on the sensitive skin. I've developed Psoriasis since having Willow, which is apparently quite common postpartum (none of the baby books mention that, do they!) xo

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  8. I think the main thing is not giving two shits, you want to do whats best for you and not worry about other people x

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  9. My hairs also still falling out, it drives me crazy as it never looks sleek! And I agree on the sex front too - I dunno if it's because I lost all of my dignity in childbirth or because our bond feels closer now (or because the time to do it is so much more precious!) but I agree it's better than ever! Oh and I haven't slept a single night without the window open since having Sophie - I'm so hot!!!
    Good post bub, love ya xx

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  10. I hear lots about hair loss after pregnancy and to be honest that scares me because right now I am having some hair loss and never actually been pregnant and its tearing me down

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  11. Great post! I'm 24 weeks arm and scared of the hair loss... But very relieved to hear about the sex!

    Liz x
    Distract Me Now Please

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  12. I wish i could embrace the no shits given. I am still so self conscious. I had so much hair loss after pregnancy. Still trying to get it back x

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  14. I had extremely sensitive skin during pregnancy I'm combination skin too. The only products that I could use were nivea I've stuck with them since. My boy is almost 18 months and my hair is finally starting to feel normal again and hardly falling out now. I cut all move off when it was falling out to get it looking normalish again. Now I'm growing it back. It is certainly best to do what feels right for you and your little one, whatever people say. I've been through the emotions new mums get and I've had the baby blues too. I've only had my partner to talk to about it all, I haven't really clicked with any new mums, I've found them all so very judgemental of others, I can't get along with that.

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  15. I really remember feeling hot. It's one of the earliest signs for me x

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  16. We do have to put up with some shit don't we?! lol
    Although I was lucky to have not suffered any hair loss x

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  17. I hear you! I'm going through post partum hair loss at the moment and it's really getting me down! Also experiencing the several degrees hotter but hoping it's just due to breastfeeding.

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  18. I lost so much hair after my girls, three years on and it has just about grown back but I don't think it'll ever be the same!

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