Stretched, Soft and Scared: The Truth About Your After-Baby Body
Big boobs, big feet, a somewhat stretched vagina and a leaky urethra. Sound like your after-baby body? Some of these changes linger, some leave. Here, learn which will do what -- plus, find out more surprising body changes you go through after carrying and delivering your nugget of love.
Your Feet: Bigger Than Ever! And you thought your shoes would be the only thing that fit post-baby! “It’s common for feet to grow a half size during pregnancy -- and stay that way,” says Jane Andersen, DPM, a podiatrist in Chapel Hill, N.C. You can thank (or curse) ligament-relaxing hormones that allow baby to pass through your pelvis; they also relax 'em in your feet. While you can’t prevent the great foot expansion, retail therapy helps! (So does getting your favorite shoes stretched at the cobbler.)