Having a baby is one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can have. Given my own experiences with having children (I'm the mother of five), I can attest to the many joys of pregnancy, but also to some of its less desirable effects on our bodies. I understand the changes a woman’s body undergoes, and I also know that each pregnancy is different, and each woman is unique. Often pregnancy causes changes in your body that can't be reversed no matter how much you diet and exercise. While healthy eating and regular exercise can help, sometimes the effects of pregnancy and childbirth on your body can only be addressed with plastic surgery. For example, hormonal changes that trigger lactation cause the breasts to become significantly enlarged, and subsequently breast tissue shrinks and the breasts deflate after breastfeeding is completed. This can lead to smaller, less shapely breasts that sag after pregnancy and nursing. Plus, while it's normal to gain some weight during pregnancy, the extra pounds may not come off after delivery. And because of all the stretching of your abdominal skin during pregnancy (as well as separation of the rectus muscles, called a diastasis recti), you can be left with stretch marks, a wider waist, and excess skin.