Skip Nav

Tell Mommy: What's the Real Physical Price of Motherhood?

Tell Mommy: What's the Real Physical Price of Motherhood?


A recent Dr. 90210 episode featured a go-go dancing 36-year-old mother of six trying to get her pre-baby body back through surgery. When Dr. Rey removed a large section of the woman's skin he referred to it as the "price of motherhood," which nearly stopped my heart.

While 59 percent of lilsugar readers say their appearance has changed for the worse since they gave birth, I hardly think of extra skin or marks as the price of motherhood. Sure, they may be a factor, but putting such an emphasis on a woman's post baby body is both unfair and unhealthy in my mind.

To me, the rewards of motherhood (like teaching a human being how to grow and be part of the world and a family) blow any physical price (like lack of sleep or a larger body size) out of the water. What do you think is the real physical price of motherhood?

Latest Moms

Download our Halloween app!

Go to App Store
+