How Will My Body
Feel After Childbirth?
Consider the fact that for almost 40 weeks, your body has made major accommodations for your growing baby. Skin has stretched, organs have shifted and certain parts have grown accordingly. When your baby is born, your body will continue shifting but this time its goal is to recover.
You may feel bubbling sensations or sudden pressure within your abdomen for the first few days (or weeks), which are normal. Just be patient, it will be over before you know it.
Simultaneously, your uterus, which has grown significantly, will now begin the process of returning to its normal size. During this time, your uterus will contract on and off to both reduce in size and to secrete the remaining fluids that once helped your baby grow.
Women’s bodies recover intuitively after childbirth in so many different ways, some you will notice and some you might not.
Pregnancy hormones facilitate the stretching of the abdominal area by as much as 50%.