Childbirth affects a woman’s body in astounding ways. For starters, growing a human expands the body from hips widening to make room for a baby, to the weight of a baby causing strain on the pelvic floor muscle. However, a woman’s body goes through changes and not just during pregnancy, but afterward. Here’s how childbirth affects the body.
Changes To A Woman’s Body During Pregnancy
Changes to the body also involve changes to the skin, breasts, and even the brain. Research shows that the brain shrinks slightly during pregnancy. According to a Nature Neuroscience study:
“Pregnant women lose gray matter in areas of the brain that deal with people’s feelings and nonverbal signals. However, the loss, rather than diminish this area of brain processing, appears to make it more efficient, enabling improved interpretation of their babies’ needs and emotions, and therefore increasing their maternal attachment.”
Such changes in the brain can sometimes affect a woman’s emotional state, leading to postpartum depression. In addition to emotional changes, physiological developments take place. So, it’s no surprise that a woman’s bladder weakens after having children? This is due to the amount of stress that childbirth places on the vaginal canal as well as the pelvic floor muscle.
Pregnancy can also cause lower back strain in addition to frequent urination or urge and can worsen the farther an expecting mother is plus the positioning of the baby. Sometimes when a baby is sitting “low” it puts additional pressure to the pelvic bone and muscle.
Lochia & Choosing Veeda Menstrual Pads By Naturalena Brands
Nerve damage during delivery can cause incontinence in childbearing women. Directly after childbirth, more changes continue as breast enlarge with breastmilk and postpartum bleeding called lochia occurs. Lochia is different from a regular period. As medical professionals define lochia as the following:
“Lochia is the discharge from the vagina after giving birth. It begins as heavy bleeding and may be dark red and full of clots.”
Unlike a regular period where bleeding occurs between 3-5 days on average, maybe sometimes as long as seven days, lochia, post-birth bleeding can last from 24 to 36 days! It’s important to use reliable sanitary pads especially ones that are hypoallergenic and made with natural ingredients. Veeda menstrual day pads and Veeda menstrual night pads, a Naturalena company, are both ultra thin and yet ultra absorbent.
Naturalena Offers Natural, Hypoallergenic Diapers & Incontinence Underwear
Because it only takes 26 seconds for a chemical to enter the body, it’s not safe to use synthetically made pads post-birth especially if chemicals enter the bloodstream so rapidly and if you’re breastfeeding your little one. It’s equally important to protect what touches your baby’s sensitive skin. Happy Little Camper, a Naturalena Brands company, offers natural, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, and dermatologically tested diapers + wipes.
Because Mommy’s bladder will likely be weak from the strain of childbirth plus any additional nerve damage caused by vaginal delivery, it’s important to treat your incontinence with a product that is not harmful. Veeda offers natural incontinence protection made with natural ingredients, so breastfeeding moms with incontinence don’t have to worry if they’re absorbing harsh chemicals.
Trust Naturalena Brands To Offer Natural Incontinence Support
Veeda, by Naturalena Brands, offers allergy certified, chlorine, latex, and fragrance-free natural incontinence underwear perfect for new moms experiencing postpartum incontinence for medium bladder leak protection. Even if you encounter a light bladder leak, we’ve also got you covered there with our liners and pads, ultra-thin and yet ultra protection. The best part about our incontinence brand is that unlike conventional brands, we offer safe bladder leak protection that’s skin-loving and non-toxic.
It’s hard enough being a new mom, the last thing you need to worry about is a bladder leak or harsh chemicals entering your body. Veeda, the only natural, hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested incontinence protection.
Naturalena Brands Safe For Mommy & Baby
Naturalena Brands offers support for women, babies, and those with incontinence problems. All of Naturalena products are hypoallergenic, made with non-toxic, hypoallergenic ingredients, plus dermatologically tested.
So for all expecting or new moms, whether you need reliable diapers + wipes for your newborn or menstrual pads after childbirth due to lochia bleeding, or incontinence underwear for medium bladder leak protection, Naturalena Brands is here for all of your postpartum needs.