Once you get home from the hospital with your sweet new baby, things will be hectic. So hectic that you’ll find it nearly impossible to style your hair or perfect your makeup. And forget about those clothes! Unless you’re exceedingly lucky, you’ll still have to wear your maternity clothing for at least a few more weeks while your body goes through the post-partum process. Thankfully enough there are stylish maternity clothes designed for before,during and after pregnancy.
But that doesn’t mean that looking and feeling your best after your baby is a lost cause. Here are some tips to help you find your new normal.
- Get moving
Nothing does a body good like some exercise. You won’t be able to do anything vigorous until after your post-baby checkup at 4 weeks post-delivery for vaginal delivery or 6 weeks if you’ve had a c-section, but getting up and walking is completely safe for every mom. Put baby in a stroller and get outdoors. The fresh air and change of scenery will boost your mood.
- Stop obsessing about your pre-pregnancy body
The experts have all said it a thousand times. Your body is a miraculous creation that carried a baby inside of it for 9 months. During that time, it changed in many ways. Be patient in getting back to your pre-pregnancy size. Breastfeeding will help shrink you up some, but the rest will be maintaining a healthy diet and making sure you get exercise. Give it time and your efforts will pay off.
- Create a faster beauty routine
You don’t have the luxury of time anymore when it comes to getting ready, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to fix yourself up in a way that makes you happy when you look in the mirror. Experiment with different hair styles and choose easy makeup applications so you can have a go-to go-out look that you can accomplish in minutes. Feel Your Best After Having a Baby.
- Make smart clothing choices
Wear clothing that hides the post-pregnancy lumps and bumps. Flowing blouses in darker colors are best to help mask any breast milk leakage that may seep out. And don’t forget to accessorize. That will help you feel loads more stylish! Read more here.
- Take time for your health
You’ll be no good to anyone else if you run yourself ragged. When you feel overwhelmed or exhausted, or even both at once, take time to recuperate. Ask your partner, a family member or friend to take over when you need a break. Whether they let you take a nap, an uninterrupted shower, cook, or clean for you, it will help keep you from going over the edge. Read more here
We spend so much time nurturing everyone else, so make sure to show some of that love to yourself. You’ll be a much better mom, wife, coworker, and friend because of it!