Changing the Definition of Beauty
Hi! Quite frankly, when I saw the photos I thought you looked great! Ok obviously all us postpartum moms are not model thin, but you have a cute little body and seem very petite. I’m sorry you are feeling sad about your body. To me, it a perfectly normal body. I just wanted to say that you are NOT a failure, pregnancy/labor/and postpartum are tough which is why there are women out there who have had sad outcomes. It is a lot of work on the body. I think you are one amazing mama and your family is lucky to have you. For me, I really like the Paleo method and weightlifting. They are the only things that have worked. I allow myself rice even though it’s not technically Paleo, but everything else I pretty much follow. Everyone has their own path in life, please be kind to yourself. You only have one life and one body.
I’m on this website because I am 4 months postpartum and feel horrible about the way my body looks but it’s all relative because I think you look great!! Thank you for your story though because it’s helpful for me to know that I’m not the only one who is grossed out by their body right now. You are NOT a failure! You gave life to another human. Glad you are getting some treatment and try to enjoy your son as much as you can. Take care!
Awww, you do NOT look ugly. Your body is actually nice and cute and the breasts are not even saggy. It will be back to what it was in a few months, just give it time. Honestly, it looks great already!
You look great! I had my baby in December, probably a month after you, and my body looks nowhere near as good as yours does. I also had an unplanned c-section and that was pretty rough for me – not because I care about the scar because I’m already stretch marks galore but because I wanted a natural birth. Your boobs aren’t saggy at all – they look really perky to me. You don’t even wanna know what mine look like lol. As far as being physically active goes, I think any type of exertion is an accomplishment at this point. I went for a two mile walk today and was sweating like crazy. I’m trying to prepare for my 11 hour work days (no sitting whatsoever) that I’ll resume again in 3 days. AHHHH. It’s hard not being able to do what you used to. I feel sore just sitting up from a laying position. My stomach is noticeably saggier all around. But, it was all worth it. Your strength will come back in time, your body will heal. It might not be perfect in your eyes or be exactly like it was, but it doesn’t need to be. It did an amazing thing. It grew and birthed your baby. Any marks or imperfections resulting from that are just proof that you did something amazing. I’m not trying to say that your feelings are invalid or irrational because I know how hard it is to accept the changes and limitations of a post-partum body. I’m currently working on that myself. It’s hard adjusting to a new life and a slightly different body. But just know you aren’t alone, you will get back to where you want to be physically, and your baby was worth it. You are more than the appearance of your boobs and stomach and thighs – which all look great to me! It is so, so early in the recovery process and we are just healing from a major surgery and a life change. Be patient with yourself and try to focus on and enjoy the most important, precious result of this entire exhausting, painful, beautiful process: your baby.
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