Just in time for Horror-ween, the Wall Street Journal has compiled stories on various ways having a baby can wreck a woman's body.
Painful examples include abdominal muscles that lengthen during pregnancy and spines becoming s-shaped. And then you have things like tears on the "pelvic floor":
Almost 40% of women 60 to 79 years old report symptoms of some type of pelvic floor disorder, which includes incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, when organs press against or descend into the vaginal walls causing a sensation of pressure, according to a 2008 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
If that didn't make you wince, then you'll want to look up "diastasis recti" which is when the stomach muscles separate in order to accommodate a growing fetus. And in some cases, this separation can be permanent.
The more kids a woman has, the more likely she is to experience the
symptoms. We can only imagine what Michelle Duggar's body has already gone through at this stage.
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