As if your body didn’t freak you out enough while you were pregnant (hello tiny alien spawn pushing elbows into my stomach), now you officially have a postpartum body. You look damn good in it, but there are things your postpartum body does that will freak you out, even if they are totally normal.
OK, you were probably already a little apprehensive about this body of yours. It’s like realizing your hands could detonate bombs — knowing your body can birth an entire new human being is pretty crazy. What else can your body do? A lot, for starters. But the postpartum healing process is especially cool when you realize that everything your body is doing, no matter how freaky, is to basically put your body back to its pre-pregnancy state so you can do the miracle of childbirth all over again. Biology, right? And although you might not be anywhere near ready to give birth to another baby, your body’s going to keep chugging along, which means there are nine things your postpartum body will do that will totally freak you out. But try to relax — it doesn’t mean anything’s wrong. In fact, these things actually mean your body is healing just like it should and you’re totally normal, even if you don’t feel that way.