Being pregnant, for most people is an exciting time. Right from finding out you are pregnant to having the baby. I really enjoyed our scans, despite being worried something could be wrong.
Telling family and friends about our little secret was another enjoyable part of being pregnant. We didn’t tell anyone until after the 20 week scan, purely because I was worried something could be wrong. The risks of birth defects are higher with my epilepsy medication.
When your pregnant everyone likes to give your words of wisdom, also once you have had your baby. Sleep when the baby sleeps, don’t worry about the housework. Look after yourself. Make sure you eat and much more.
What people never mentioned in their words of wisdom was anything to do with my post pregnancy body. Having carried a baby for nine months there are bound to be some changes. For me I never anticipated having a caesarean scar. I am fortunate that I lost my baby weight very quickly, I still however need to tone up.
Some people embrace their post pregnancy body whilst others really struggle with it. During pregnancy quite a few people get stretch marks. This doesn’t bother many people, they consider it as their lines, they are unique and are part of having their precious baby.
Stretch marks are a big change to a lot of people and they don’t like showing them off. This results in clothing changes, swimming costumes instead of bikinis. Generally covering up their body. They can even affect someone’s self-confidence.
If this is the case there are options, there are clinics that offer stretch mark removal. They are able to significantly reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It is something to consider if you are really struggling to accept your post pregnancy body.
I am personally trying to embrace my post baby body, I wish I had the motivation and time to tone up, that is the one thing about my body I struggle with. Until my baby gets a little older it is something that has to go on the back burner. My main thing to concentrate on it looking after him, entertaining him and keeping us all healthy.
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