Modern medicine is a wonderful thing, childbirth is a miracle, and the human body is a medical marvel – combine those facts with the information superhighway and you get fascinating answers to questions such as, “Can a doctor tell if you’ve had a baby?”.
Apart from by the rugrats hanging on to your legs, of course.
This was a question posted on the knowledge-sharing platform Quora, and specialist doctors and professionals were happy to explain in detail that the answer is yes.
Apparently, your body has tell-tale signs of previous pregnancies that doctors, who know what they’re looking for, can detect immediately – not just by blood tests.
Dr. Liang-Hai Sie, a retired general internist and former intensive care physician, posted this photo of what the mouth of the cervix looks like when a woman has never given birth (A) and when she has given birth (B):