For some new mothers getting used to your new body after the child will be troublesome. Others take it in a walk or claim to.But, the truth is, the amazing body that managed to bring forth life often feels like it’s failing after giving birth. You have fluids oozing out everywhere, and you feel super flabby. The tight tummy is now like a deflated waterbed. For some women it’s the stretch marks, for others it’s the strange appearance of their breasts that get to them.
Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Every woman is different, so how your post-pregnancy body has reacted to incubating and birthing a baby will be different from another woman’s. Due to that, you have to let go of any judgments regarding your body compared to another mother’s body. You are you, and she is she.
You Can Improve Many Parts of Your Body but Give it Time
If you’re unhappy with your post pregnancy body there are some things you can do to help improve it, but you should give yourself time to recover. Ask your doctor for permission to start exercising again, and then work up slowly to your pre-pregnancy regimen. But realize that you’re also going to be tired at first taking care of the baby. You have plenty of time to get back into shape and it will happen.
Stretch Marks Do Not Go Away but They Do Fade
If you are one of the millions of women who suffered from severe stretch marks during pregnancy it may be distressing to hear that you can’t get rid of them outside of drastic surgery to cut them off. But, there is no point in wasting your money or your time worrying about them. Instead, realize that they will fade to a silvery color and will hardly be noticeable in a few years. Your husband does not care about your stretch marks. In fact, most men do not care about stretch marks at all. Getting stretch marks doesn’t mean you did anything wrong or gained too much weight. It just means that you have the genetics for getting stretch marks. It’s that simple.
Vaginas Bounce Back Like New
Your vagina is made for having a baby and then going back to normal. It won’t feel normal for a while to you, but when your doctor gives you the go-ahead to resume normal sexual activity it really will feel normal for both of you. Your husband won’t notice anything different. In fact, some women report to having stronger sexual feelings and responses after having a baby, than before having a baby.
Whatever your feelings are about your body after having your baby, it’s important to try to give yourself time for recuperation before passing judgment on yourself. Your body just did an amazing thing, and it’s time to revel in that power. The power of giving someone life is the most important thing you can ever do.