Loving your postpartum body
When you have a baby, pretty much everything changes—including your body. From cracked nipples to extra skin to swollen ankles, the changes in your body may feel foreign and confusing.
“All of this is totally normal! We see celebrities who are back in a bikini a couple weeks after giving birth, but this is a pretty distorted view of postpartum bodies,” said Dr. Pamela Jordi. “There is a reason they call it the ‘fourth trimester.’ You spent the past 40 weeks or so growing another human being in your body and you deserve all the patience in the world as you adjust to parenthood.”