“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” -Robert Morley.
Adjusting to life after welcoming your little one to the world is quite challenging. Now, you have to be on alert mode 24*7 to ensure utmost care of your baby. At the same time, your body demands rest to recover from the “baby blues.”
Unfortunately, in this constant tug-of-war, physical health gets neglected. In addition, postpartum changes such as enlarged breasts, stretch marks, and stomach pooch can impair your self-esteem.
However, instead of giving in to resentful feelings towards your post-pregnancy body, you need to embrace it. After all, it is an integral part of motherhood, right?
Besides, we are also here to help you out. Continue reading this short guide to discover four ways to fall in love with your postpartum body.
- Give Your Body Time
The female body goes through countless changes in merely the span of nine (or more) months to accommodate an infant. And we’re sure you have done an incredible job here.
Now, understand that you need time to get your strength back and improve your physical image. Don’t get tricked by the “get your pre-pregnancy body back” articles or videos. Instead, divert your attention to being happy and healthy. And somewhere along the way, you will begin to notice the difference in your body and feel good about it.
- Wear Comfortable Clothes
The way you dress during your nursing phase has a significant impact on the body image. Don’t try to fit into those skinny jeans or extra-fitted apparel. Instead, shop for something comfortable. Try leggings, skirts, or maxi dresses that make you feel confident.
If you are a fashion enthusiast, you may even try oversized t-shirts to look trendy (perfect excuse to steal your spouse’s clothes).
- Go For A Photoshoot
Sometimes a different perspective is all you need when feeling disheartened. Considering the same, you should go for a boudoir photoshoot. Yes, you read it right!
Photography is among the best ways to view yourself from a unique perspective. Your boudoir photographer will highlight all your stunning features- from your smile to gorgeous curves. It makes you adore the beauty you behold.
Plus, it will be a relatively new experience for you to embrace the natural beauty you are!
- Get Physically Active
Let’s accept it; after delivery, most of your time gets consumed in nursing the baby. So, by the end of the day, you feel drained. However, it would be best if you created a routine for caring for your little one without hampering your health.
You can ask your spouse to look after the baby while you engage in a workout to rebuild your muscle and core strength. You may also try yoga and meditation to feel positive about your body and build confidence.
Tip: Begin your workout with Body Positivity Affirmation to achieve effective results.
To Sum It All Up
Don’t let the post-pregnancy body changes affect your self-esteem. You’ve braved the storms to welcome a new life, so there’s no point in feeling insecure. Instead, be proud of yourself and spend some quality “me-time.”