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Getting to Know Your Body Post Pregnancy

"Oh, my uterus!" may sound like a laughable exclamation, but coming from someone who has uttered it, I can say I meant it. Before my first pregnancy, I was fairly clueless about my internal organs. I knew they were intact, but not quite sure what was where and what exact functions they served. Not since sixth grade health/sex ed had I paid much attention to anything aside from the obvious, but pregnancy shed new light on my own anatomy. To see what I know now,

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I know what it feels like to have a ligament pain in the pelvic area. I am also familiar with the shape and action of my uterus. A uterus, thankfully, shrinks back to pre-pregnancy size by contracting during breastfeeding, causing abdominal pain similar to contractions or cramps. I am more familiar with my breasts than I ever imagined I would be; they grow, nurse, heal, and shrink with every baby. I watched my linea negra form and then disappear while the stretch marks have stayed around for a long-term reminder of my bumpalicous belly days. Thankful for the babes that I've been blessed with, I will always worship my body I now know so well. Did you experience a similar learning curve?

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