Did you just have a baby? Congratulations! You are already beautiful and confident because you’ve gone through so much and we’re sure you’re still smiling. The nine months of pregnancy and delivery can definitely make a lot of things change. The acne, the pigmentation, stretch marks, added weight, and C-section scars- all of them would seem like too much right now. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Take a look at these simple and effective tips that’ll help you look beautiful and confident like before:
1) Eat Healthily
When you were pregnant, you gave into all your cravings. Remember that extra sweet and fatty thing you ate almost every two days? Yeah, that can’t keep going on now. Also, you ate a lot more than how much you used to, in order to ensure proper nutrients for yourself as well as the baby.
Take rest after you’re back home. Unless you’ve had a C-section, you can start working out pretty soon. Even if you’ve had a C-section, wait until you’re ready and start working out with lighter routines. Do consult a trainer before you start working out after pregnancy because even a small mistake can hurt you bad.
3) Buy New Undergarments
By now all of your undergarments would probably look like you inherited them from your grandmother. Even if you’re breastfeeding the baby, get stylish nursing bras and panties. What you wear inside does play a very important role in building up your confidence. Occasionally, you can surprise your hubby with some hot lingerie!
4) Spend A Lot Of Time With Your Baby
You may feel less confident when you go out with your friends because you don’t look the same or feel the same anymore. Well, make that your strength because you’ve done so much more than the rest of the people you hang out with! Spend quality time with your baby and every time you feel upset about the way your body has changed, feel proud that you made this baby! There’s no one better in cheering you up than your baby.
5) Sleep Enough
Sleeping well will heal your body and help you stay fresh and active throughout the day. This may seem like an impossible task with all the feeding, crying, and diaper changing but sleep whenever your baby is sleeping so that you get enough of it.
6) Let Daddy Take Over
Let daddy take responsibility for a while so that you can go out and catch up with your friends or go shopping! C’mon, you deserve a break. Separation from the baby can be hard but you can be at your best and take care of things better only when you’re happy.
7) Get Extra Help
If your husband is super busy and you need to take a break from handling everything at home, get some extra help. Ask your parents or your husband’s parents to come to stay with you so that you don’t have to do everything while you’re still recovering. This will also give you some extra time to focus on yourself. In case they cannot make it, hire someone to help you for a couple of months.
8) Be Active In Bed
You might have completely lost track of the day you did it last time. Spark things up and get on with your regular bedroom mood with your partner. This will not only make you stress-free and cheerful but is also a relief for your partner who has been waiting for quite a while now.
9) Chill With Your Buddies
Call your friends out for a shopping day or a movie night. You must have been dying to catch up with them since so long! Get it all out of your system asap.
10) Dress Up And Go Out!
Beauty is a conscious effort. You cannot look and feel great until you put some thought and effort into it (unless you are Emma Watson). Shop new clothes that will fit you now and don’t worry about the change in size because it’s just for a while. Get your hair and makeup done, get that french manicure shine, put on your heels and you’re good to go!
What did you do to get back to your pre-pregnancy mode after delivery? Share your stories with us in the comments section below.