5 Myths Women Hear About Their Postpartum Body
After giving birth, the last thing that you want to worry about is the appearance of your postpartum body, but in today’s society, it is a highly discussed topic amongst new mothers and mothers-to-be.
There are a lot of myths out there that can cause alarm, including being told you must lose the pregnancy weight, or that you have to get yourself into a certain shape in order to look good again. Of course, these things aren’t true at all.
Along with those myths, however, is the fact that you should take pride in your body no matter how it looks: you just gave birth to a beautiful baby! Enjoying the time with your new baby is the most important thing.
Here are a few of the most common myths women hear about their postpartum body, and how to handle them.
Myth 1: You Absolutely Must Lose the Baby Weight.
One thing that seems to be a commonly occurring thing is other people’s opinions on our bodies. The first thing that many new mothers are met with after delivering their babies tends to be a comment about how they can now lose the baby weight. Here’s an idea: take your time with it. Don’t be in a rush to conform to how others think you should look!
Myth 2: You’ll Never Feel Sexy Again.
Here’s another myth that needs to be eliminated. Just because a woman gives birth and her body goes through a lot of changes, does not mean that she will never feel sexy again! There are lots of different ways to make yourself feel sexy again, from buying new underwear to getting a labiaplasty, which can make your labia majora and labia minora look better than ever before.
Myth 3: Your Old (Pre-Pregnancy) Clothes Need to Fit Again.
While some women have no problem getting back into their pre-pregnancy clothing, other women either struggle or find themselves dealing with too many things at once to really concern themselves with it. Here’s another tidbit of information: throughout the journey of pregnancy and after giving birth, your body can change in so many ways that you may not be able to fit in some of your pre-pregnancy clothes again. Just remember: that’s okay. You can always build yourself a brand new wardrobe and have fun shopping in the process.
Myth 4: Having Sex After Childbirth Will Never Be The Same.
Many people assume that because you have given birth (either vaginally or through a C-Section), that sex will never be the same. Sure, your body goes through a lot of different changes, especially your vagina. Does that mean sex will never be satisfying or exciting again? Not at all! If you find that sex isn’t quite what it used to be, that’s no reason for you to despair at all – a labiaplasty is a great procedure that can help you feel your best in the bedroom.
Myth 5: Your Body Will Never Be What It Used to Be Before Pregnancy.
Sure, it may seem as though the extra pounds, stretch marks, vaginal stretching, and not quite as perky breasts might seem as though they are issues that can’t be fixed, but that’s far from the truth. With a procedure known as a Mommy Makeover, these issues can be corrected.
Actually a custom plan full of several procedures, the Mommy Makeover tackles these issues and more, through stretch mark removal, liposuction, vaginal tightening, breast rejuvenation, and even a tummy tuck. You’ll be in love with your new body!
If you would like to learn more about a labiaplasty procedure or a Mommy Makeover, contact the office of Dr. Ghozland today to find out if you are a candidate and schedule an appointment for a consultation!