Female body a month after birth

Pregnancy and childbirth are pretty serious tests for a woman. After delivery in the female body, the following changes occur:

  • The level of hormones of estrogen and progesterone is sharply reduced. This, in turn, entails other changes:


  • Decrease in the intensity of metabolic processes

  • Decrease in the intensity of fat oxidation processes

  • An increase in the mass of fatty tissue

  • Decrease in the synthesis of sex hormones

  • Increase the sensitivity of the central nervous system to sex hormones


  • Weight loss. This is due to the loss of blood in labor, minus the amniotic fluid, the baby, the latter. On average, it takes up to ten kilograms. Unfortunately, as a rule, this type of weight loss is replaced by its recruitment. This is due to increased digestibility of calories.

  • Changes in the uterus. The uterus is a muscular organ. After birth, the uterus shrinks forcefully. The vessels that feed the uterus are in constant spasms. Long stay in this state leads to obliteration of blood vessels. Reduction of blood circulation in the uterus provokes a decrease in metabolism in uterine myocytes, as well as degeneration into adipose tissue. Bloody discharge after childbirth (lochia) can last a month and a half.

  • Chest. Breast enlargement is even noted by women who are not breast-feeding.

  • Changes in the musculoskeletal system. Pregnancy gave a very serious strain on the lower back, hip and knee joints. If a woman before pregnancy had problems with the organs of the musculoskeletal system (and there are almost all of them), after the birth the woman may experience discomfort, pain in the lumbar region. The convulsions that accompanied the last months of pregnancy can continue to bother the newly mum.

  • Central nervous system. Reduced levels of magnesium and calcium in the body can affect the neuromuscular transmission of impulses to the central nervous system.

  • Skin hair nails. Due to the decrease in the body's level of calcium, magnesium, sex hormones, there are changes in the skin, hair, nails, clearly, not for the better. The skin becomes dry, flabby, loses its elasticity and elasticity, wrinkles may appear. Stretching (striae) suggests lack of firmness and elasticity of the skin. Hair becomes dry, brittle, dull. Almost all women notice that during pregnancy the hair was shiny, beautiful, and after birth these qualities disappeared. This is also associated with the loss of hormones. As for the nails, the lights become brittle, they begin to be cut. Did you encounter this when you were carrying a child? No. Again these hormones! By the way, the fragility of teeth can be caused by a lack of trace elements in the body


  • The female body remains still tired, in a stressful state, one month after delivery. This can be explained by the large expenditure of energy on postnatal recovery, and new worries add fatigue. In order for the recovery process to be easier, a woman is very important help and care of loved ones.