Mum Carly found it difficult hitting the trendy beaches of Sydney just four weeks after giving birth. But with a change in attitude she has learnt to embrace her new mum body.
Women in general seem to me to be dissatisfied with their bodies. Common complaints include thighs too big, cellulite, breasts too small, and bellies not flat enough. Women seem to never be happy with their bodies and after childbirth women seem to be even more dissatisfied with the state of their womanly form.
It can be heartbreaking to look at a new, post-pregnancy form in the mirror, especially if you’re going to trendy Sydney beaches in the summer, just four weeks after giving birth, being surrounded by almost-perfect, young, bikini bodies.
You may not be totally happy with your body, but it’s important to be realistic and not too hard on yourself. When you look at your caesarean scar or permanently changed breasts, instead of seeing a body shape that’s not perfect, try and feel empowered by what your body has created.
Your scar exists because it is where your angel came from and your breasts have changed because you fed and nourished your little baby. That’s pretty amazing when you think about it!
Your body does change after having children, but it has changed due to a massive accomplishment. Love thy body, including all the bumps and imperfections. You’re that special person – a mommy – so feel proud about yourself and show the world the real you!
*inputs from mothernbabyuk