My Struggle With Self To Accept My Pregnancy Body- Heartfelt note about SELF LOVE

My husband and I had been eagerly waiting to have a child. We wanted to expand our little world and were super excited when we conceived our firstborn Avyaan!

Well, like everyone else, I was not prepared for the changes lying ahead.

No one really tells you what a pregnant woman goes through.. and postpartum is just another story! Despite all the support, the new mom experience is extremely lonely I feel. It's not easy but definitely worth it :)

Within the first few weeks of pregnancy, I felt my boobs were bigger already. My pants felt uncomfortable around the belly.

Every week I was putting on weight. I dressed up well and comfortably which made me feel better but honestly, looking at myself in the mirror after bath was a real challenge.

I was shocked to see my changed body. It was bigger, like -swollen! One part of me was super thankful for the life I was growing inside, but secretly a part of me was thinking will I ever get back in shape.

It was causing me unknown stress. After delivery, the feeding experience was surreal. I felt like a divine connection with my child during breastfeeding. But again, a part of me didn't want to look in the mirror.

It was depressing. I was weak and big! with stretch marks (despite all the oils and lotions) and my C-sec scar.

But every time I looked at what I had created, it felt JUST RIGHT!

I decided to start my workouts to regain my strength and uplift my mood 3months post-pregnancy, and till then I tried to stay active and nourish my body with food and massage.

Every morning, I read my affirmations- thanking my body- for creating magic, my family- for all the support and love, and my child- for choosing us to be his family.

I would be lying if I said I was always positive about my body changes. There were his and lows but I tried to remember that this is a phase. A phase, I would miss when over.

I dressed well- spent on myself, pampered myself, and guess what- I felt a bit happier and I strongly feel my child must have felt the happy vibes too.

So to all the moms out there, I feel you! We all are in the same boat but remember the marks on your body are that of a warrior. Wear them with pride! Stay active for your health and strength and dress up and flaunt those curves.

Now I can proudly say that I am a happy strong fit mom!

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