Hey, speaking of weird ways your body acts like an unruly stranger after you give birth? Being postpartum is stinky.

Between the hormones messing with your body chemistry so you literally smell different, and the other hormones that make you sweat more, and the various fluids of two different bodies – and, let’s be real, an occasional disregard for showering and/or laundry – it’s just one of those things that don’t make it into the What To Expect books.

(Washing with a pH-neutral ‘feminine wash’ on any sweaty bits actually works, though? Ugh, sometimes what you read on the internet is true.)