There seems to be so much information on what to expect when you’re expecting, but much less on what to anticipate after delivery. And don’t even get us started on the pressure of the “Bounce-Back” culture.
As actress Kerry Washington said:
“I’ve been really focussed on not being back to anything but being the best version of myself right now. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”
Days, weeks, and months after birth, your body will look and feel different – and it’s normal not to love every change that our body goes through. But it is important to find ways to get to know, accept, and respect your body. You’ve just accomplished the most incredible thing – you gave life to a new little human!
After birth, it is essential to prioritise self-care, self-love, and healthy lifestyle that is free from unrealistic expectations of how you should look, or how your days should be spent. Embracing the changes can help us feel more comfortable in our postpartum bodies and help us focus on what matters most – our health and wellbeing.