Childbirth. It truly is a beautiful thing. Whenever you meet and fall in love with that one person who you know you are destined to spend the rest of your life with, you broach the idea of actually having a kid with this man. You have so much love for this individual that you want to be able to manifest that love in the form of building a family together.
You are excited at the prospect of bringing a child into this world. And if you’re a responsible human being, then you will have made sure that you and your partner are actually ready for the big responsibility of raising a little one. You really need to be prepared for pregnancy and childbirth because of the number of changes that will undertake your life.
And yes, you are probably going to be familiar with the really big changes that will take place. For one, you are bringing another person into this world and so that means the way you run your home will be different. It’s going to be a different dynamic in home life because there is one more mouth to feed. There is another human being who you need to be paying attention to.
You are going to have to change the way that you divide your time. You have to make sure that you are able to manage your time effectively so that you are still doing your own thing without neglecting your relationship and your baby. You are also welcoming a new source of joy and love into your life. And that’s probably the biggest and most profound change that you will have to go through after childbirth.
However, the changes that take place after childbirth aren’t just going to be emotional or financial. You are going to undergo a few physical and biological changes as well. You have to keep in mind that pregnancy and childbirth are both very physical experiences. And so, it is only natural that your body would go through a few physical changes once that child is out of your womb.
Some of these changes might be insignificant and some of them might be important. At the very least, you just want to make sure that you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Here are a few physical changes that a woman goes through after childbirth.
1. Your voice is going to change.
Your voice is going to change after you give birth to your child. Of course, it might be more dramatic for other mothers. But a change is present nonetheless. The voice will have a tendency to become lower and more monotonous.
2. Your anxiety will increase.
It’s normal for a lot of new mothers to feel anxious after giving birth to their children. And it turns out that it isn’t just a psychological or mental thing. It really is a chemical experience that she is going through. This is all the result of the oxytocin hormone that secrets in an intensive manner right after childbirth.
3. Your brain is going to function better.
Studies have shown that women actually have a higher cognitive function after childbirth. You are probably already familiar with the idea of ‘pregnancy brain’ wherein a mother has lapses in judgment or seems forgetful a lot of the time.
But biologists have found that women’s brains have actually evolved as has been deemed necessary by the stresses brought about by parenthood. A woman’s mental capacity must increase substantially if she is to juggle leading her own individual life while being responsible for her own baby’s life as well.
4. You form a physical connection and bond with your baby.
Just because a mother gives birth doesn’t mean that all the physical remnants of a child are extinguished from her body. Studies have shown that babies’ cells can actually still remain functional within a woman’s body even after she has given birth. Also, these cells are found to have decreased the likelihood of a mother developing Alzheimer’s disease.
5. Your body goes through a regeneration process.
When you are developing a fetus inside of you, it’s going to require a lot of blood. And once that fetus is out of your body, there is going to be a surplus of that blood that you have been producing. And when that happens, it helps trigger a kind of regeneration process that can help the mother stave off diseases and viruses.
6. You are less likely to develop cancer.
There are certain mechanisms within the body that help prevent the development or occurrence of cancer. And these mechanisms are often triggered within the body after a woman gives birth. Studies have shown that women who have babies at younger ages are less likely to develop ovarian cancer as they get older.