I am sure most moms will agree with me when I say that pregnancy does not feel like the best time of our lives!
Don’t get me wrong, there are some lucky ladies out there who still feel on top of the world, glowing and have a high drive throughout their pregnancy but for the majority of moms; it is more of a time of sweats, swollen ankles, and big knickers!
Embrace your new large body, love how fab your bump makes you look, and appreciate your new shape. You might never look like this again so make the most of it. Realize that leaving something to the imagination is an important part of looking nice with your styles. Don’t go overboard with revealing yourself.
Be confident and take pride in how you look. Confidence is key. Get into the crowd to be with someone you have to get in the game or you will never get in. Most women find that they go up to 1-2 cup sizes during pregnancy, enjoy your new cleavage, but remember to wear a comfortable and supportive bra and ditch the underwire!
Maintain Your S ex Life: Easier said than done, but maintaining your s ex life can make it much easier to discuss any issues that arise and let you both maintain intimacy and knowledge of your changing body, without any big surprises.
Talk, Talk, Talk: Ask your partner how he feels about your pregnant body. Talk to him about how you see yourself. See if you share any of the same feelings towards your body. You may be surprised what he thinks! Enjoy Your Hair, Nails & Skin: During pregnancy, most women find that their hair, nails, and skin are stronger, shinier and healthier due to pregnancy hormones. Enjoy them!
Exercise: Exercise helps you stay healthy, both mentally and physically. It can also help you feel better about your self-image and lower the chance of antenatal depression.
Think About Your Outfit Choices: Maternity clothing doesn’t have to be frumpy or shapeless. Buy an outfit or two that makes you look sexy and accentuates your best features.
Seek for help: If you have previously experienced a body image disorder, think you may be getting antenatal depression or feel that your hormones are heavily impacting on your mental state, seek advice from your doctor who may be able to refer you for counseling. Don’t worry; it’s more common than you might think!
Look after your skin: maintain your skin and body posture, it is best to avoid nasty chemicals during pregnancy, but hormones can cause breakouts and strange rashes and shiny patches. Try a specially formulated natural product which helps the skin look glamorous.
Remember that pregnancy does not have to be a depressing phase of your life!