From every angle, statements are heard that pregnancy rejuvenates and heals the female body. But after giving birth, something still goes wrong. The consequences largely depend on the initial state of maternal health. But it is worth knowing about some possible complications after childbirth in order to take preventive measures at the preparation stage.
● Every day, about 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.
● For the period 1990-2015 maternal mortality in the world decreased by almost 44%.
● More than 135 million women give birth each year.
● Approximately 20 million of them suffer from pregnancy-related illnesses after childbirth. This long list of diverse illnesses includes fever, anemia, fistula, incontinence, infertility, and depression.
- hair loss
During pregnancy, women note that they have thicker hair and firmer nails, larger breasts. But after giving birth, the carriage turns into a pumpkin: the hair falls out, the nails break, and the chest sags.
The bad news: this happens to all women who give birth.
The good news: all this is restored after some time and very often even by itself, and if you also help yourself, then you should not worry about this at all.
2. urinary incontinence
Have you noticed that pregnant girlfriends often go to the toilet? This is understandable: the hormonal background changes, the load on the kidneys increases, the uterus presses on the bladder. But due to embarrassment, he is silent about the appearance of urinary incontinence after childbirth. This is due to damage to the pelvic muscles, nerves, and ligaments when pushing the baby out.
The bad news is that 40% of women with natural births develop.
About this problem is also not accepted to spread. The disease often appears during pregnancy due to pressure on the abdominal cavity of the uterus, and hemorrhoids can provoke attempts during childbirth.
The bad news is: about 85% of pregnant women suffer from hemorrhoids.
The good news: healthy lifestyles and exercises for prevention are doing very well here.
4. Big belly
During pregnancy, abdominal enlargement is understandable. But the fact that after giving birth he does not immediately hide, not everyone is ready. For a while, your stomach will look like you have not yet given birth. In addition, he will be “decorated” with a dark line on his stomach or even stretch marks.
Diastasis also accompanies the postpartum tummy.
The bad news: everyone goes through it, in addition, stretch marks are very difficult to clean.
The good news: The tummy is tightened itself within 2 months after the birth, diastase is restored within 6-8 months after the birth.
5. Dental problems
During pregnancy, calcium is actively consumed to build the skeleton of a child, as a result of which women begin to hurt and crumble teeth.
The bad news is that between 35 and 70% of pregnant women experience dental problems.
The good news is that properly selected vitamin complexes and routine dental examinations are a working preventative measure.
Unfortunately, this is not the whole list of unpleasant consequences. The purpose of the article is not to scare future mothers, but to warn of possible difficulties and encourage a responsible attitude to preparing for childbirth and your health in general! Take care of yourself, be in shape!