(Closed) Body changes

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Welcome to the fun of pregnancy… and you’re just starting! I have had all those things plus some.

-Your nipples get bigger and darken because your body wants to make it easier for the baby to find them to be able to eat. My boobs in general are completely different from prepregnancy, I would never recognize them!

-I was one of the unlucky ones to get stretch marks, even though my mom didn’t. It started just on my tush  and a little on my belly, and they’ve been growing ever since.

-My nipples also started leaking pretty early. It really freaked me out the first time when I woke up to weird crusty stuff on there!

-Not really my body’s fault, but since my belly grew so big I can no longer see, therefore no longer trim and take care of, my girly parts. Not cool.

-It’s summer in FL so my ankles no longer exist.

-The wet “down there” just keeps getting worse the farther along you get. And now it’s extra gross since I lost my mucus plug, and it’s still coming.

It’s all worth it in the end though!

Post # 5
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I didnt have any of these changes, but I know a lot of women who have-and from what they say, its all normal.  I dont know if the nipples go back to pre-pregnancy state or not though, a current mom might know that as ArtBee is still pregnant.

Post # 6
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@artbee- um, could you explain exactly what happened to your boobs? Did they get firmer or squishier? I already have big squishy boobs as it is, and I’m wary about what will happen to them when I’m pregnant. I’m probably going to get all saggy when I’m not breastfeeding anymore. Boooo lol

Post # 7
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

@wbrn: I have no idea, I’m assuming they won’t ever be the same. I feel like they’ll just keep changing, through breastfeeding they’ll get bigger and when I stop they’ll get smaller. I think they’ll be different from my pregnancy boobs, but not the same as prepregnancy. But this is all just a guess.

 @Jazziberry: I’m all saggy now! I used to be a B, and now I’m wearing an XL or a D. Which is crazy for me. They used to be nice and perky, I never had to wear a bra. But now they’re all squishy and saggy.

Post # 8
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion

I think the thing that freaked me out the most about my boobs was after the baby was born. The milk coming in and first engorgement is freaky! Also, how big my actual nipple was after my daughter would nurse. It was crazy!

I got stretch marks on my belly, but I also got them on my thighs which surprised me. They faded after awhile, but if I drink at all (even a sip) they turn hot pink. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to drink a cocktail in a bikini again. 🙁

But, I had big squishy boobs prior to pregnancy, nursed my daughter for 15 months, and she’s now almost 21 months old and my boobs are almost exactly the same as they were prior to pregnancy. They didn’t get saggy because they didn’t get any bigger since they were so big to begin with. (Well any saggier than they were to begin with. I’m a 34J so they’ve never been exactly perky.)

My saddest post pregnancy part is the loose skin on my belly. It’s not TOO bad, but it made my belly button look huge.

All I have to say is don’t freak out about the body changes too much. I was so upset after my daughter was born because my body was a disaster for awhile. I was in a lot more pain than I was expecting for a lot longer than I thought I would be. But I know now I should have just been patient because it took around a year for my body to rebound. I won’t say I’m the same as before, but I’m comfortable with how I am now. And it’s not too far off from how I was originally.

Post # 9
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Lol, no worries everyone, your nipples eventually go back to normal after you stop breastfeeding.  🙂

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