Boosting Body Confidence After Pregnancy

Carrying a baby for 9 months is no joke. Our bodies literally expand to grow life and all that takes a toll on our fragile bodies and body confidence. Having said that, pregnancy is such an amazing experience. I remember how fascinating I found my body changes while pregnant with the twins. The books did not prepare me for how much my body changed.

It took me such a long time to get used to my new pregnant body. And it took me even longer to get on with my new body post pregnancy. The stretch marks, sagging bits, hyperpigmentation, you name it, I had to deal with after pregnancy and it did shake my body confidence. It took me sometime to embrace my new body and work on the parts that needed improvements.


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While working on my body, and soaking in all the knowledge I could find, I discovered ways to boast my body confidence after pregnancy. Here are some things that worked for me.


Get a great bra

Once you give birth, you should find the time in the midst of the chaos to get a great supporting bra. If you only have money for one thing for yourself after pregnancy, you should go for a bra. A good supportive comfy will give your breasts that carriage they would need after a pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Wearing a lovely dress with a terrible bra underneath would just ruin the look completely. Many women take their underwear for granted and instead splurge on pieces everyone can see. But what they don’t understand is that the underwear is the foundation of your entire outfit and it has to be right for you to slay the look.

There is something about wearing a good bra. A good comfy bra would lay the right foundation for your clothes, which would do a lot for your body confidence. If you are clueless when it comes to shopping for great bras, you can try using a comfortable bra like this 8-In-1 Evolution Bra. It is a very comfortable bra with an innovative design that supports without uncomfortable wires or padding.



Once you are able to, start having some form of exercise. It could taking gentle walks, jogging, swimming, going on the treadmill, or whatever you are comfortable with. The important thing is to ensure you are exercising. Regular exercises will help the post pregnancy body tone up, so those tangling bits would be back in shape in no time. And exercises would also help your mental health. So it is a win-win.


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Play dress up

I know how easy it is to live in the pjs once you give birth. It is so tempting. With little sleep and a demanding baby, it can be hard to even find the time to take a shower. But dressing up every now and again is needed to help you feel good and boost your body confidence. So ensuring you have a shower in the morning once you can and putting on some form of makeup would help.


Did you struggle with your body confidence after pregnancy?


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30 responses

  1. I have to admit that pregnancy was when I was most body confident and I didn’t worry about my post partum figure at all initially

  2. I agree with Kara pregnancy and afterwards was when I was most confident, but then I did get out which I think helps – even if it is a bit of exercise and fresh air.

  3. I can imagine it’s really hard to find the time to dress up and exercise when you have a young baby – I find it hard to find the time and I dont have children! All exercise is good though, even if it is just a walk once a day 🙂

  4. GURL YOU LOOK ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Nobody should feel pressured to get back into shape after giving birth to a whole human and nobody should ever feel as though there is a rush to get back to pre baby weight!

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  6. Heyyyy….good to read this post…I am new mom..can you suggest when should one have to start Excersie after ceasrean?

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