Working That New Mom Bod

Working That New Mom Bod

Having a baby is a life-changing experience in all ways. While it’s super exciting and fun, it is also exhausting. This can take a toll on your mental and physical health. You will no longer get the time to take care of yourself the way you used to pre-baby. But spending a little time choosing and wearing the right clothing and caring for yourself can go a long way. Once you take care of your physical needs, it will definitely have an impact on your mental health, and you will feel uplifted and confident.

  • Don’t be harsh on yourself - Carrying a baby for nine months and giving birth will definitely take a toll on your body. Post-delivery, your body will never feel the same as it was pre-pregnancy. Your body shape may change, you may gain weight, and it will take a few months, maybe even up to a year, for your body to get back to feeling like normal again. So don’t feel negative about yourself or your body. Showing confidence speaks volumes. 
  • You may have to ditch the pre-pregnancy clothes - There may be plenty of clothes in your closet that don’t fit you anymore or don’t look good on your post-pregnancy body. For instance, high round necklines and square necklines will only make you look bustier. Most moms find that they need to change bra sizes once they start breastfeeding. Lack of time for high-maintenance garments, too, will prevent you from dressing up the way you used to before. 
  • Find flattering clothes that are stylish yet comfortable - It’s a good idea to opt for dresses and skirts that are flowing and flattering. V-necks and scoop necklines that expose a bit more flesh look great as they give an elongated look to your neck. Maxi-skirts are a great option and add length as opposed to mid-length or calf-length skirts. Once you figure out what silhouette looks good on you and suits your body type, invest in clothing with similar styles. 
  • Wear pants that will tuck your tummy in - Keep away from low-rise jeans as they don’t hold your tummy in. Instead, opt for mid-rise jeans or pants. Spandex pants and leggings are comfortable while at the same time serve the purpose of hiding your post-partum tummy. 
  • Grab some nursing tanks and tees - Classic tees and tanks never go out of style, and you can easily club it with a cardigan or jacket to complete the look. Investing in good quality cotton or bamboo tanks and tees can be a lifesaver when you are in a hurry and don’t know what to choose to wear!
  • Choose stripes and patterns - When you can’t iron due to lack of time or are occasionally covered in baby spill, stripes and patterns can cover it up. Most women like to avoid stripes, but it can actually create an optical illusion and hide your bulges post-delivery. 
  • Invest in nursing bras - While this may seem like an option, a nursing bra is designed in a way that supports your breasts, especially during breastfeeding and pumping. Wearing a good-quality nursing bra will make your life easier. It’s always good to have a couple of spares so that you can change them regularly and maintain hygiene for you and your baby.
  • Accessorize - Having different accessories like scarves, handbags, jewelry, and shoes will make it look like you have plenty of outfits. It may be difficult to splurge on clothing once your baby is born due to a lower income and spending more on your baby. But accessories are affordable and easy on your pocket and can spice up any outfit!

 

Further Reading:

https://glorytrends.com/maternity-fashion/

https://www.mightymoms.club/mothers/postpartum-clothes/



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