September 14, 2023

Body image during pregnancy

Pregnancy and body image 🤰

Pregnancy causes many changes in your body. Some of these changes can be difficult to deal with or very uncomfortable.

Add to the fact that we are bombarded with "perfect" images through social media. It is easy to compare and feel that we fall short.

Also, after giving birth, your body may take a while to get back to the way it was before, or it may never completely return to the way it looked before pregnancy.

Although these changes are natural, some women may struggle with keeping a positive body image during and after pregnancy. You can learn ways to cope with feelings about your body's changes during and after pregnancy.

How do I come to love and accept my body?

Women’s bodies are amazing for the ability to nourish and deliver a baby. Some of the body changes that come with pregnancy are uncomfortable, but they all support your growing child. Pregnancy does not last forever.

1. Focus on the positive work your body is doing. Your body is changing to help your baby grow and develop. This is normal.

2. Express your feelings. Talk with your partner, family, or friends about how you are feeling. Keeping your feelings bottled up will only make you feel worse.

*All of our information are only guidelines and are not intended to replace the advice of a professional medical specialist; we are providing information to you on a general information basis only.  My Pregnancy Journey disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information. 

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