5 Tips For Loving Your Post-Baby Body

Getting pregnant and giving birth to a baby is a beautiful transformation with an incredible reward at the end of the process.  Yet, even though you are full of joy when you’re holding your new baby, you may feel like your body has been stretched apart and sewn back together like an old ragdoll.

It’s common for women to feel self-conscious about their stretch marks, or their sagging breasts.  They may feel like there’s no hope of ver feeling sexy again.  However, rather than criticizing your body you should embrace it.

Stop judging yourself and start loving yourself.  Here is how.

Don’t Read Magazines

One of the most toxic things that you can do for your self-perception is look at celebrities post-baby bodies and compare yourself to them.  Remember that celebrities can afford to get surgeries done. They have personal stylists and chefs, and most of the photos you see are retouched.

So, do yourself a favor and stay away from magazines.  Everyone is different.  Expecting your body to look the same as someone’s else’s is only asking for feelings of inadequacy.

Wear Clothes That Fit

Squeezing yourself into clothes that fit you before pregnancy and seeing that they don’t anymore is the best way to make yourself feel absolutely terrible.

Instead of dragging yourself through feeling awful about yourself, put those clothes in the drawer for a later time.  Go to the store and buy yourself something that fits now.  Not only will you feel more comfortable, but you’ll look a million times better!  

Practice Patience

Your body took about 40 weeks to get as big as it did by the time you gave birth.  Therefore, it’s reasonable to believe that it will take about the same amount of time to shrink back down again.

Don’t rush yourself into losing weight after having a baby.  Trust your body’s process and take things slowly.  You have all the time in the world to get back to dieting or working out.  For now, focus on the most important task of all which is caring for your baby.

Surround Yourself With Supportive People

A big reason why a lot of women feel poorly about themselves after a surgery is because they aren’t surrounding themselves with people who are encouraging their self-image.

Find a group of supportive and like-minded people who point out your positive points rather than making you feel bad about yourself.

Use Positive Affirmations

If you get in front of the mirror every day and say negative things about yourself, then you’re only going to feel bad about yourself. Words have power.  Choose positive words when looking at yourself in the mirror. You wouldn’t walk up to someone else and tell them they look awful, would you? So why would you do that to yourself?