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12 Jaw-Dropping Ways Your Life Changes After Kids

You’re going to want to read this before you throw away your birth control.

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3. You will have less sex.


A survey of parents found that 86% had sex less often after having kids. Additionally, 73% said their sex life had definitely taken a turn for the worse after becoming parents.


6. You will lose 44 days of sleep in the first year of each of your kids' lives.


You'll lose sleep after year one, too, calming your kids after bad dreams, fetching glasses of water, and staying up waiting for your teenager to get home.

8. Your body will change.


A survey of over 7,000 new moms found that 37% said they now had wider hips, nearly half said their breasts had changed, and 87% said their stomach still hadn't returned to its pre-baby condition.


10. You will also work out 1,404 fewer hours over those 18 years.


A Pediatrics study found that both moms and dads worked out less and had a higher BMI (body mass index) than their peers without kids.

12. And, despite it all, you will be happy.


A Pew Research poll found that children were a significant source of happiness for parents, and nearly twice as meaningful to them as anything else in their lives.

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