What Motherhood Does to Your Body

Your bones

If you tended to skimp on servings of milk, yogurt, and broccoli while you were pregnant and nursing, your bones almost definitely got robbed of calcium, but even if you took in as much of the mineral as you were supposed to, you may still pay a small price for having a baby. A recent Finnish study concluded that bones recoup most, but not all, of their loss when menstruation resumes. Approximately half of women who've borne a child might suffer some slight but permanent loss.

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