Everyone says that childbirth is wonderful and magical, and indeed, that is how many women experience it to be. That doesn’t change the fact that it’s painful and can sometimes last for many hours or even multiple days. Bringing a child into the world is seldom an easy task, and mothers work very hard to deliver this new life into the family.
If you’re a woman who had a baby recently, you might feel like your body has changed, and you don’t feel as attractive as you used to be. If you’ve got a partner or spouse, they will hopefully still look at you with nothing but love and devotion, and they will still feel the physical attraction toward you that they always did.
However, you might find it to be a little challenging to return to your previous level of body confidence right after giving birth. Let’s talk about some ways that new moms can feel beautiful again in the days after this monumental life change.
One thing you can do to start to reclaim your beauty is to purchase lotion for stretch marks. There are different ones out there that reduce their appearance and soften the areas where they stand out, so they will not seem as prominent. The skin can also return to its usual healthy glow.
To make sure that you’re purchasing the best cream or lotion, you can look at the reviews for some of the different ones online or that you can buy in a brick-and-mortar location. You will probably want to get one that has shea butter or cocoa butter as an active ingredient, or both.
Many studies show that the average person does not drink enough water. That applies to everyone, not just new moms.
To help beautify yourself after giving birth, you’ll want your skin to be in the best condition possible. You can certainly use creams and lotions for help in that area, but you should also hydrate. There is no more vital thing you can do if you want your skin to look its best.
You should chug down at least eight 8-ounce water glasses per day. That may seem excessive, but it’s typically what doctors recommend.
If you’re not sure if you can drink that many, it helps to space them out. You can use your smartphone or a smart wearable to remind yourself to drink another glass of water every hour or hour-and-a-half.
Presumably, during the days right after you give birth, you will spend most of your waking and sleeping moments with the child. You have to make sure they learn your smell, taste, and touch.
Still, it’s just as critical for your spouse or partner to get to know the baby if you’re co-parenting with someone. You can take some time and treat yourself to a spa day, or even take a couple of hours while your partner or spouse watches the baby and spends quality time with them.
During your spa day, you can get a facial, manicure, pedicure, and anything else you want. You just went through a significant ordeal. There is no reason you should not treat yourself so you can start to feel like a queen again.
In the days directly after you give birth, you might want to look at least somewhat fashionable if your girlfriends or family members come by to visit and see the new baby. You have to make sure your clothing is practical as well, though.
To that end, it’s helpful to get what fashionistas call the “post-pregnancy uniform.” This is not a literal uniform. Instead, it’s a few interchangeable clothing items you can wear that project confidence and fashion but are still practical for wearing around an infant.
You might get a few button-downs so the child can access your breasts easily when it’s nursing time. You can pair those with black leggings. Some flat sandals complete this outfit nicely.
You can buy a few of each of these items, knowing that’s probably most of what you’ll wear for the first couple of months. Maybe further down the line, you can start wearing more elaborate and decorative outfits again if you’re going on a date night without the infant or you’re headed to a bar or club with your friends.