WARNING: 12 Unwanted Things Motherhood Does To Your Body And Mind

Ineh Olisah

As amazing as motherhood is, it definitely comes with a prize that you may never have been prepared for. While motherhood comes with a lot of benefits that cannot be quantified, it is also characterized with psychological, physical, emotional, and financial unwanted changes that you may have to deal with. However, the blessings of having and holding your children, seeing them smile, and accomplish milestones as they grow makes it all worthwhile.

So be warned, as motherhood may make you;

1. Fat. You will pile up the pounds. Shedding off the baby weight may prove harder than you envisaged but it’s not impossible.

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2. Forgetful. There are many names for this phenomenon. Some call it “pregnancy brain” or “pregnancy brain” while others call it “maternal forgetfulness” and it’s been scientifically proven to be a real issue. Researches have revealed that during pregnancy, the brain reduces a bit in size. When you couple that with the tiredness, lack of sleep, hormones and normal, motherly worries that come with motherhood, it’s no surprise that from the period of pregnancy to the few months after delivery, mothers seem to be a bit scatterbrained and forgetful.

3. Confused.

4. Sleep deprived. This so comes with the territory. You will seek for sleep and you shall not find it. The constant demand of your baby to nurse and changed every two to three hours round the clock, will make sleep a rare commodity.

5. Anxious. You are in a constant state of worry because you are not completely responsible for the life of another, for which you will be held responsible.

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6. Competitive. Motherhood is a competition unlike any other. It’s a competition between moms. They become catty and judgemental when they see another Mom celebrate her child. Moms want to outdo each other’s effort.

7. Ache, hurt and bruised.

8. Spend more. Children have daily, month and yearly which must all be met. Raising children is expensive.

9. Become paranoid.

10. Feel less attractive. You are not the only one who feels this way.

11. Stretchmarks. Pregnancy will most likely leave you with stripes on your hips, stomach, breasts, bum and thighs. While you do what you can to keep your body at its best, see your stripes as a mark of honour and own them.

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12. Pee or fart anytime you sneeze. This is called incontinence. The stretching of your muscles during delivery can lead to accidentally passing urine when you cough, laugh, or strain. It resolves gradually as you engage the muscles responsibly by doing your kegels.

This list is by no means exhaustible. What has motherhood changed about you?





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