How To Feel Sexy Again After Having Kids
You’ve just had a child. Your life is full… and so is your butt, belly, and breasts, for starters. Take it easy on yourself.
Keep in mind that it’s unrealistic for most new moms who are getting little sleep, experiencing hormonal shifts, and still healing after giving birth, to bounce back into pre-baby shape. Heck, for some women, it’s unrealistic for the next year or two.
Here are a few ideas that you can tackle one at a time to embrace your beautiful postpartum self. Be kind. Be gentle. Take it slow.
Invest in a quality nursing bra. You won’t regret it. Life’s little moments are so precious. With the right foundation, a good nursing bra will help you enjoy those moments to the fullest. At Barbara’s New Beginnings, nursing bras begin at cup size B and go up an N.
Walk this way. If your doctor approves, walking will gently ease your body back into exercise and will give you some time to yourself. If getting out solo isn’t in your cards, then a long walk with your child will provide excellent bonding time. Either way, we all know that fresh air is good for your soul, not to mention that walking will boost your endorphins! Oh, happy day.
Create a space just for you. You need a place where you feel good, even if it’s as simple as a comfortable chair and table. Think journals, affirmations, adult coloring books, candles, your favorite playlist, guilty-pleasure magazines, or books. While you may not be able to spend a ton of time there, when you can, you’ll appreciate having your very own sanctuary.
Pamper yourself. Whether you book a massage, a mani-pedi, a cut and blow dry, or simply go through the motion of putting on a little mascara and lip gloss, you will feel better. Your mother-in-law, next-door-neighbor, or work friend will be right over to watch your bundle of joy (they’ve been waiting for you to ask)! If you can’t get out, then be sure to stock up on at-home spa treatments and some new make-up. You’re a new mom — go ahead and try a new shade or look!
Pitch the preggo panties. Oh yeah. They were great when you were nine months pregnant, but now your body is screaming for support. Invest in some new panties that won’t only hold your body close, but will also give you a reason to smile just knowing how sexy those panties are! Come on, girl, you know what I’m talking about.
Whatever you choose to do to get your sexy back, just remember that you’ve brought a tiny human into this world. That is worth any scars, stretch marks, or extra weight. You are so strong. Way to go, mama!