Dealing with Postpartum Blues and Your Body Image

Did you know that body dissatisfaction is related to the postpartum period and can affect mental and emotional health of mothers?

Let’s admit, it is rare for women to look like Kate Middleton when leaving hospital post-pregnancy. Whether it is vaginal delivery or cesarean section, fitting into pre-pregnancy jeans isn’t possible for most women.

If you have just given birth, you could relate to this. Your body goes through a lot during 9 months and needs time to get back to the previous shape, leading to post pregnancy blues 

Your hips are chubbier, breasts are fuller and you’ve likely got extra weight- that is what postpartum look like. But that is OK.

We know postpartum blues are real; especially when they come with body image. But the best way to deal with them is to ACCEPT your body and give it time to transform. But how can you do that? Don’t worry if you’re clueless about how to do it. We have you covered here.

Here is what you need to know about dealing with post-pregnancy blues and body image.

Take Time to go out (with your partner)

Feeling jumbled up and tired? A good date (with your spouse) can lift your mood. As he is the one who’s seen you going through a tough time during your pregnancy, he knows how to make you feel special.  

How about going out for swimming together? Don’t worry if you think you will not fit in your pre-pregnancy swimsuit. Check out some flattering swimsuits for moms , buy your favorite color, and splash away depression.

Try Yoga

Of course not right after delivery, but eventually. Yoga is a meditation that doesn’t only help your brain relax and de-stress, but also helps you reshape your body. The benefits are proven. So go out, join a wellness center, join mommies, and do yoga.

Pamper Yourself 

Remember that you’re not the only one struggling from this phase. What can be a better way than finding moms like you and spending some quality time to share your burden?  

Find a good wellness center in your area to help you lighten the load of overwhelming motherhood. You can connect with the other new mothers who are facing the same challenges of body image.

Spend Some Time with Yourself – Hair, Massage, Healing, Rejuvenations Treatment

It is not only your baby who deserves pampering but you also. As soon as you can leave your baby for some time, go for a rejuvenating hair treatment, body massage, and healing therapies. Choose a wellness center near you and treat yourself. It will be really helpful in comforting your strained body and stressed mind, and of course, escaping post-pregnancy blues. 

Summing Up

New moms have a lot to go through from malnutrition, sleep deprivation to depression, adding to their post-pregnancy blues. They need to be pampered and taken care of. Thus, the given ideas are really beneficial for mothers dealing with different post-birth issues.

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