7 Ways To Feel Beautiful After Having Your Baby

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The journey to motherhood is best described as an emotional rollercoaster. It’s amazing, of course, and wonderful and joyful, but it can also be stressful and exhausting, and whether you want to admit it or not, having a baby does turn your life completely upside down. When you rarely have time to shower, always smell like spit-up, and can barely recognize your own body, “beautiful” is a word that people would rarely associate with the postpartum period. However, there are some ways to help. Here are seven things you can do to feel like yourself again.


1. Go Out For A Walk
Every woman’s recovery is different and unique to them, but, more often than not, walking is the first physical activity recommended by doctors. This will help to ease your body back into exercise and give you and your baby some much needed fresh air. It also offers a chance for you and your little one to bond, especially if you’re carrying them in a wrap. Just make sure that you speak to your healthcare provider right away if this increases your pain or blood flow.


2. Try Not To Skip Showers
Everyone knows the importance of showering, but, when you’re exhausted and have to take care of a baby, showers will inevitably get skipped. However, it’s vital that you find the five or ten minutes you need to rid yourself of the sweat and grime of the day, even if it means wearing a shower cap and using dry shampoo instead. If you can’t shower right away, then try washing your body and face with a cloth. This will help you to feel refreshed and ready to take on anything.


3. Invest In Stylish Maternity Bras
Once your little one is born, you are going  to live in nursing and maternity bras, so it’s crucial that yours are comfortable and stylish. This will let you feel good about yourself, even if no one else gets to see what’s underneath your shirt. Granted, these will cost you a little bit more than the plain and boring kind, but the way you will feel with them on will be more than worth the extra expense. Make sure you look for one that opens in the front to make feedings a little bit easier.


4. Take Care Of Your Skin
The stress, tiredness, and hormone changes you have to deal with during and after pregnancy can wreak havoc on your skin, causing a number of issues. For this reason, you need to make sure you stick with your skincare routine. You may also want to try different skin care treatments to remedy specific issues. For example, Cosmelan Peel can help to combat hyperpigmentation. If you skin problems don’t clear up, then go and speak to your doctor for professional advice.


5. Eat Foods That Feel Good
The food you put into your body has a massive effect on how you look and feel. With that in mind, it’s important that you eat wholesome and healthy foods that nourish your body and meet its unique nutritional needs. You can start by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet, as these will provide the minerals and vitamins necessary to keep you feeling your best. You can also speak to your doctor or a dietician for advice.


6. Make Your Home Your Sanctuary
Although you shouldn’t spend all of your time at home, chances are, most of it will be. Because of that, you need to ensure that your house is a place that you actually feel good in. Consider the things you like and what makes you happy, and find ways to incorporate those things into your space. If you like nature, then add some greenery, but if you’re a fan of spa trips, then make sure you’re stocked up on treatments. The last thing you want is for your home to cause you stress.


7. Give Yourself Time To Rest
The postpartum period is a delicate time, so you need to take it easy on yourself and give yourself plenty of time to rest. Instead of stressing about the cooking or cleaning, you should ask friends, relatives, and neighbors for a hand around the house, and just focus on the needs of you and your baby. This might make you feel guilty at first, but you really shouldn’t. Chances are, those who love you will be more than willing and happy to lend a hand.


When you’re exhausted, and a bit beat up, the thought of feeling beautiful again can seem ridiculous, but, with the tips above, you should be back to your old self in no time at all.

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Top of the morning to you! Today is a beautiful day here and I am feeling good about the goals I have set for the weekend. I plan on decorating our home for the fall later, baking cookies with the kids, and going on a walk and taking some photos. What are your plans for the weekend? I would love to hear about them.

Until next time my friends.