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Things We Wish Someone Would've Told Us About Postpartum Life

You Can Get Pretty Messed Up “Down There”
"No one told me how messed up my underside could get after birth. With my first, the midwife described my tear as 'stem to stern.' With my second, a c-section, the overall environment down there was so messed up hormonally that at my twelve-week checkup, my midwife described me as having the vulva of a seventy-five-year-old post-menopausal woman. I had yeast and bacteria, and basically no estrogen presence. It was just terrible. I had no idea it could get like that." - Debi L.