Pregnancy is a very special time for a woman and one she will remember for the rest of her life. While every part of it is worth it, and you are left with the most special baby to love and care for, the fact is that pregnancy can also do a real number on your body image. Feeling confident about your body is something that people struggle with on a day-to-day basis, never mind after it has changed so much due to pregnancy. It can be very difficult to embrace your new body.
Feeling confident about your body after pregnancy is possible; all it takes is a bit of work, advice and self-love.
Don’t Try to Rush Drastic Changes
It may be tempting to take drastic measures to get back to your pre-pregnancy body, but that isn’t healthy from a physical or mental standpoint. Doctors recommend that new moms take it easy at first, and avoid any crash or fad diets. You also need to be sure you get your doctor’s go ahead in terms of working out.
Instead, practice moderation. This means eating healthy, well-balanced meals and being physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, which doesn’t have to be high impact activity. You will start to notice changes and it will happen safely and healthily.
Treat Yourself to a Hair Makeover
This is also a great time to visit the hairstylist and try something new. As a new mom, there’s a good chance you will want something that is low maintenance but still stylish. Be sure to speak to the stylist about your lifestyle and expectations so they can pick a style and color that will work for you.
Update Your Skincare and Makeup Routine
It’s very common to also notice changes in your skin type after pregnancy, which could be temporary or long-term. This may require you to adjust and update your skincare products. You can also introduce new makeup into the mix and try some different application techniques that flatter your face shape and highlight your best features.
Breast Augmentation Can Address Post-Breastfeeding Changes
For women who have finished breastfeeding their child, they may notice a permanent change in the size and shape of their breasts. Common issues can include a loss of size and/or volume which changes your body proportions, how confident you feel in yourself, and the way your clothing fits.
If you wish to return to your pre-pregnancy shape and size then breast implants can be an option. This will also give you a lifted look which can appear more youthful in general. Breast augmentation and a breast lift can be done in conjunction with each other, which directly addresses sagging and loss of volume.
It’s easy to get caught up in motherhood and push your insecurities about body image to the side, but the fact is that it’s not healthy and not sustainable in the long run. Instead, it’s important to learn how to feel great about yourself and give yourself the love you deserve.