How to Love Your Postpartum Body
As soon as you found out you were pregnant, your body changed. Literally.
You spent nine months growing your beautiful baby, and although you are still basking in the beauty of motherhood, you just can’t seem to embrace your post-baby body transformation. We’ve all been there. And, as someone who is a true believer in loving WHO you are the WAY you are, I want to offer some words of encouragement I found from Darling magazine:
Your body is a hero’s body.
Giving birth is a superhero power. Your stretch marks are your beauty marks and are worth everything. Try focusing on your happiness and what is positive in your life at that moment.
Your little miracle made changes worthwhile.
You are now a mother. Soak in those newborn moments. What your baby needs is his or her mother, and your body is now their safe haven.
Your features deserve love.
We are so great at focusing on our shortcomings instead of our strengths, so find something you like about yourself when you look in the mirror and focus on that or speak a mantra.
You don’t need to be so hard on yourself.
Accept that we judge ourselves more harshly than others do. No one is expecting you to look perfect. Recognize that it’s not the end of the world even if you don’t return to your pre-baby weight.
I love this quote: “Don’t let your body affect your happiness and confidence. Your imperfections are to be celebrated.”
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