Feeling Pretty Postpartum 

Goodbye pregnancy glow, hello more wild hormones. Feeling pretty postpartum was and still is difficult for me. Let’s talk about the steps I am taking to love this new body.

The following steps are not in any specific order of importance.

Remember what you just went through

You created a human! Your partners, friends and family will have a whole new appreciation for you. If your partner witnessed the birth, just think about how beautiful they thought you were in that moment. You will always be beautiful in their eyes.

Positive affirmation

As cheesy as this one sounds, it can totally help. Telling yourself that you are beautiful, worthy and loved are great affirmations that you can use daily.

Accept compliments

This is another I struggle with! For some odd reason, there often is something in our mind-set that says we cannot possibly deserve positive feedback. Rather than putting myself down, I will work on being appreciative of those that compliment my progress.

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61 Comments

  1. Great reminders and such an important message to new moms. Thank you!
    Another helpful one is to remind sleep deprived moms to ask for help now and then, perhaps from excited new grandparents so that mom can have a quick nap to refresh. Sleep deprivation is awful and really messes with your mood and ability to motivate yourself to do some of the great things you suggested.

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  2. This is a great post! Filled with great things that a mom can do to help love herself after giving birth. It can be challenging. I had my son about 9 years ago and I still struggle with my body. It can be challenging at times especially since I had a c-section and found it painful and difficult to drop weight after my son was born. I have tried for years after his birth but with no such luck. My stomach has been very stubborn, and I sometimes get defeated when working out and eating healthy because I do not see much change. I do many of your recommended tips and they do help every so often. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Very good advice for new moms! I remember those feelings right after I had my son, I felt like I might never get my body back or feel like “me” again.

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  4. I think every mom has struggled with this at one point or another, but you are so right taking care of ourselves is so important. Also getting dressed… Yes! This helps so much!

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  5. These are some great tips, not just postpartum, but throughout the rest of motherhood. Even now (my youngest is 8) I forget to do these things! I loved your idea about a facial, such a treat and so easy to do from home.

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  6. The struggle is real! It’s been almost 3 years since I had my last baby and sometimes I still struggle with not looking like I did before kids. It does get easier to do things like take a shower and get dressed as they get a little older though.

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  7. Thanks for this great piece! Taking time for ourselves postpartum can be so hard to do, but is so important. I love the suggestion of simple, smear proof lipstick. I haven’t been bothering with makeup because I assume it will just come off- but a little lipstick is a great compromise.

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  8. I love this ! I dealt with postpartum depression after giving birth to my youngest and to be honest, I didn’t do any of this for the first 6 months. I didn’t feel better until I started to take better care of myself.

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