This is a sponsored guest post. Pregnancy represents a unique yet challenging experience characterized by enrichment, change, and growth, both physical and emotional. Everything starts with mild cramping and missed period leading to the purchase of a pregnancy test. After receiving the much-expected confirmation, contacting a doctor represents the next logical step. All mothers-to-be should prepare for the common symptoms including tiredness and sickness. It happens to many women: just smelling certain foods makes them sick and even vomit, which is more than natural due to pregnancy hormones, not to mention the effort made by the body in order to adapt to physical changes. After all, a baby is growing in the womb and at some point, he starts breathing, smiling, crying, tasting certain foods and bonding with his mother, who will experience, even from the first trimester, skin and breast changes, frequent urination, constipation, heartburn, dizziness, weakness and emotional changes as well.
The consequences of giving birth to a beautiful baby
In order to give birth to a beautiful and healthy baby, the mother has to bear all these symptoms during the nine months, but the major problem is that even after pregnancy, the body still has visible marks that shatter her self-esteem and self-confidence. In fact, some women fall prey to depression and anxiety thus needing additional help. Furthermore, post-baby reality comes with lasting physical “damage”, from sagging or drooping breasts, stretch marks and brown spots on different areas of the face to wider hips, bigger feet and limp hair caused by the loss of hormones. Some of these effects improve naturally over time while others become permanent souvenirs that inevitably lead to shattered self-esteem. Welcoming a new human being on this earth comes with a huge price that women have to pay. The gradual change of the body is spectacular from the outside and even though after pregnancy new moms view their baby as a limitless source of joy giving them a sense of completeness, they start to feel shame and helplessness regarding the condition of their body.
Mistakes most new moms make that shatter their confidence
Fortunately, it is possible to ignite the inner spark and build confidence when having an infant at home. The biggest mistake that one could make refers to comparing the before and after body. The difference is more than visible and not in a good way, which makes women end up hating themselves and losing their motivation in life. However, a new mom should never examine and judge her body immediately after giving birth because it does not represent an accurate picture of how she will look in the future. After undergoing considerable stress, the body needs time to heal so staring in the mirror and focusing solely on the flaws creating a visually unappealing aspect is another mistake that women have to avoid at all costs. In fact, all mothers should look in the mirror, but not to put themselves to shame by comparing their post-pregnancy body with glowing young models in magazines, but to admit and vocalize their worth. Be kind to yourself and remember that you are strong and beautiful.
You can raise a baby and care for your personal appearance at the same time
Moving on to the main subject of interest, namely actual ways to protect their sense of worthiness after having a baby, new moms should know that the secret lies in developing a daily routine that makes them happy. Of course, not every single day has to be the same, but you always have to make time for enhancing your personal appearance, right? Just because you had one or three babies, it does not mean that you should stop exercising, going to the spa to enjoy relaxing professional massages, receiving perfect blowouts by an experienced hairdresser at the salon, hanging out with friends, planning a romantic dinner once in a while to spark the passion or starting DIY projects to foster your creativity and distract your mind from all the stress caused by the responsibility of ensuring the proper development of your child. In fact, if you need more emotional support, you can even find and join a like-minded community. Share your hobbies or passions and connect with other adults displaying similar interests. You can bond with other people, it will not overshadow the meaning of motherhood.
Ways to achieve a new body and a fresh face
Most women who want to look good after pregnancy make weight loss a priority and breastfeeding does wonders in this case because it represents a natural calories burner. Obviously, drastic dieting is out of the question because a new mom needs strength to care for her infant. Taking things slowly by adopting a well-balanced diet is the best approach. Skincare and haircare represent the next two important things on the self-esteem recovery list. In order to have a clear and bright skin, experts recommend drinking plenty of water, getting as much sleep as possible and even resorting to fake tan to cover stretch marks. As for hair care, using various tricks to create fast and easy hairstyles, using dry shampoo and salt spray in those busy days should be more than enough. Those moms who do not have time to frequent the gym can create their own workout routine at home. Taking into account that exercising helps up to a point and some women still feel ashamed of their body, they can opt for breast augmentation. Of course, consulting a doctor before making a final decision is crucial.
Make-up and style: tricks to cover the stress of having a baby at home
The only steps left refer to make-up and style. Applying a tinted moisturizer and some white eyeshadow right on the inner corner of the lids are simple techniques that help mothers who did not get the chance to enjoy quality sleep last night look well-rested even if they are not. Furthermore, rosy blusher is perfect for adding a tint of freshness to the face and professionally-shaped eyebrows make a huge difference. Even though you do not have to adopt the latest fashion trends, pregnancy represents a good excuse to update your wardrobe by investing in superior quality clothing article and well-fitting underwear. The goal of new moms is to hide the tummy and high-waisted jeans do just that.