How Giving Birth Made Me Love My Body

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How Giving Birth Made Me Love My Body

The act of giving birth is far from easy, especially, as a first-time mom. You’ve spent 9 months watching your body go through changes, some of which you probably never anticipated! All leading you to the one BIG day, the day you give birth to your beautiful baby. If there’s one thing I learned through the act of birth, it showed me a new appreciation and love for my body.

Birth and pregnancy made my body BETTER!

You might not believe it. In fact, according to a study done by the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands showed that “even after THREE years of giving birth, moms were still struggling to regain their confidence“.

After giving birth, sure there might be plenty of changes that just “aren’t the same” anymore. You might struggle to lose or maintain your weight more so now than before. And truthfully, I can relate to the struggles of regaining confidence after birth.

I was so anxious to get my “pre-baby” body back that I failed to see all the other amazing things my body just did for me. The same things your body is doing or has done for you.

Giving birth highlights your strengths, both mentally AND physically!

When our son was born, I remember feeling so nervous. We had a unique situation where my water never fully broke but was leaking in tiny amounts over a few days. This led to me developing a bacterial infection often called Chorioamnionitis (Chorio for short). To put it simply, it’s when bacteria ascends into the uterus where the baby is located causing an infection. Because we had this unique situation, it caused for our doctors to act quick with induction and trying to get my body to speed up the birth process.

I remember feeling so physically sick, hot and sweaty within minutes. I developed an onset of a fever pretty soon after being admitted and started to doubt my ability to bring our baby into this world. After two long days of being induced in the hospital, my body FINALLY decided it was ready to give birth to our boy.

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By this time I was exhausted and weak. I remember at times feeling like I was going to pass out, but I kept telling myself I needed to stay strong for our baby. I needed to get through this no matter what happened. So I fought with everything in me to keep pushing and breathing until finally, our little boy was here.

I think back to that day all the time and remember how hard it was. And how, at times, I thought I couldn’t do it. But the will to make sure my little boy got into this world safely is what kept me going. My body kept me going. As much as I was fighting mentally, my body was fighting alongside me. We gave everything we had that day and I could never thank my body enough for getting me through one of the toughest days of my life.

Think back to your birth. Think back to the days you wanted to give up, but your body kept fighting for you. That’s a unique strength worth appreciating. Even more so, that’s a great reason to love your body, if you ask me.

The act of birth changes you.

There’s something about giving birth to a life that will forever change you. Maybe it’s the fact that our bodies were made for this. Or maybe it’s the fact that you literally just created life. Maybe there’s no real defined reason at all, but it embarks you through this inevitable journey of self-appreciation. Appreciating the fact that you made, carried and birthed a baby into the world!

What’s even more incredible? Your body will continue to change and adjust after birth to keep up with the needs of you and your baby! If you’re a breastfeeding mom, it’ll continue to create nutrients for your baby as long as you elect to breastfeed. And can we please acknowledge that AFTER birth your days are soon filled with sleep deprivation, trying to recover from birth, fluctuating hormones and lots of overwhelming feelings?! That alone is enough to make you feel a bit different.

So yes, even though you’re technically the same person, you might find yourself changed through this major life event as I did.

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Your size does NOT equal your worth.

Your body is SO much more than just an image. More than a size. More than a number on the scale. Many women (myself included) tend to get caught up on these things. We’re only human.

Think of it this way, your body literally CREATED A LIFE. That’s something to be proud of! It should be celebrated, not mourned. Sure you might not look the same as you did before birth or before pregnancy, but I like to think we actually look better!

Our loose skin is a reflection of the home that once belonged to your baby. The stretch marks show the journey in which your body sacrificed to carry your baby. Embrace it, appreciate your body and use those things to build yourself up, not down.

As time goes on and the timing is right, then you can embark on your physical appearance if you’d like, but don’t rush into something because you feel pressured to do so. You’re beautiful as you are and as you choose to be.

How Giving Birth Made Me Love My Body

I’ve learned to appreciate my body through all its stages as you can see. I admire its strengths in times I felt I couldn’t be strong. I value it more than a number on the scale or a clothing size. Most importantly, I feel confident and proud of all my body has done for me through pregnancy, birth, and beyond!

So next time you find yourself filling with self-doubts about your body, I challenge you to celebrate all that your body has done for you instead! Choose to remember how giving birth can help you love your body too!

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Karissa is a stay at home motherhood blogger of FitMommyStrong whose mission is to help new and expecting moms transition into the scary, yet exciting role of becoming a mother! Aside from blogging about the joys and messiness of motherhood, you can find her enjoying the sunshine in San Diego, CA with her 1-year-old, husband, and 2 big doggies!

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Being hard on ourselves just means that we are try Being hard on ourselves just means that we are trying to be the best mothers to our children that we can be . . .
And giving ourselves grace means that we recognize that we are only human and that we will make mistakes along the way.
It’s okay to make mistakes as long as we’re trying. And when we make mistakes, recognize them, admit them, ask for forgiveness and keep going. ❤️ Children easily forgive us just like we easily forgive them. It’s because of love. Love is a powerful thing. Now we just need to show ourselves a little more of that love too. 💕
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💗 Say This, Not That: What New Moms Need to Hea 💗 Say This, Not That: What New Moms Need to Hear 💗⁠
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Becoming a #newmom is simultaneously one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking moments in a person’s life. Your baby is finally here, and you get to embark on this amazing new phase of life. 😍 On the flipside, you also suddenly have a new life to take care of –  and one that is 100% dependent on you. Cue the anxiousness! 😳 To make it even more fun, there’s definitely no instruction manual for this new tiny human, but seemingly everyone has an opinion and they are not afraid to give their (well-meaning but usually irritating) advice to new moms. 🙄 What new moms need to hear and what most everyone tells them are, unfortunately, very different things!⁠ So if you’re wondering what you should and shouldn’t say to a new mom, here are a few quick tips.⁠ 👍⁠ {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!}⁠
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You've just welcomed a new baby into your arms. Co You've just welcomed a new baby into your arms. Congratulations! 🤗🎉 There is so much oxytocin in the room (the "love" hormone) that everyone is on a high! 😍 Your body has accomplished so much up to this point, growing and birthing a baby, and it will continue to do hard work during your recovery post-birth. 💪 But you've done it! And you and your partner rejoice! yayyy!⁠ 🥰
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As the days pass after giving birth your exhaustion levels go up. 😴 After delivering a baby, regardless of the method of delivery, and staying up all night (night after night) #sex may be one of the last things on your mind. 🙅‍♀️ Between the physical changes to your body from the delivery, the exhaustion of caring for a newborn, and the emotional changes induced by hormones, there are just a few barriers to #sexafterbaby. If you feel this way, the good news is these feelings are very normal, common, and temporary. But, it is also normal, common, and good to want to have sex with your partner as soon as you can. ❤️ But how long do you need to wait to have sex after having a baby? And why?⁠ 🤔 We have an OBGYN answering these questions and more on baby-chick.com {Click the 🔗 in our bio!}⁠
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❤️ How to Parent With Encouragement Instead of ❤️ How to Parent With Encouragement Instead of Criticism ❤️⁠
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As a both a parent and an educator, my hope is to parent with encouragement instead of criticism. But like any parent, I’m not perfect, and I’ve been on my own journey to learn how to discipline my children without criticizing them when they make a mistake. This topic has been of particular interest to me over the years.⁠
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A fascinating article published in The Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology found that children who are constantly being criticized develop a habit of avoiding looking at other people’s facial expressions—whether those people are expressing positive or negative feelings. By avoiding looking at other people, children’s ability to receive positive information and make positive social connection with others is undermined. Researchers suggest that this could lead to anxiety and depression in that child.⁠
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More and more scientific research shows how parenting and education techniques that revolve around encouragement rather than criticism can lead to a healthier self-image and positive behavior in children. With depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise for youth across our nation, it is more important than ever before for us to lovingly examine the ways we parent and how we talk to our children during these early childhood years. {Continue reading by clicking 🔗 in bio❤️}⁠
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Any parents with four kids out there agree? 🙈😂🌊⁠
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What are some of the things that you craved while What are some of the things that you craved while you were pregnant? 🍦🍟🥞🍖⁠
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🧘‍♀️ 10 Self-Care Necessities for Moms 💅⁠
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As mothers, we are usually the last ones on our priority list. There is so much to do . . . for the house, for our jobs, for our partners and pets, and especially for our children. It can leave us with little to no time for ourselves. With self-care making a comeback and more people recognizing the importance of "me time" and mental health, people are speaking up and making themselves a priority again. As moms, we need to do the same. Because as they say, it's not us saying "me first" it's us saying "me too." Moms matter! So if you're looking for some items that can help you put yourself back on your to-do list, we're sharing our self-care necessities for moms that we love and recommend. ❤️ {Click 🔗 in bio to check them out!}⁠
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#TBT to one of the positives of pregnancy. 👌😂⁠
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😴 Finding Rest During the Newborn Days 😴⁠ 😴 Finding Rest During the Newborn Days 😴⁠
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Nothing is more amazing than the moment you see your baby’s face for the first time. The joy, excitement and love that overcome you make it feel like you are literally on top of the world! It isn’t until you get home where the doubts, fear and overwhelming feelings begin to kick in. Suddenly, you are responsible for this tiny, helpless being . . . who won't sleep! 😳 You are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. And you start to wonder how you will ever find rest during these seemingly endless newborn days. 😖⁠
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Unfortunately, nothing can prepare you for how hard, exhausting, lonely and overwhelming motherhood can be. There are levels of tired no one can accurately describe. The good news is that you are not alone, and the way you're feeling is very normal. And I am here to tell you that you are doing great and that these hard moments won’t last forever.⁠
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As a mom of three little ones (6 years, 4 years and 2 years) I have experienced first-hand MANY exhausting moments. As a Certified Sleep Consultant, I have worked with hundreds of families who are experiencing exhausting moments themselves. We all go through really hard times on our parenting journey and that is okay. I always tell my fellow moms that it is okay to NOT be okay! One of my favorite quotes is “we are wired to do hard things.” But that doesn't mean you can't get some help and advice along the way. {Click the 🔗 in bio to continue reading how to find rest during the newborn days}⁠
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It's so true. ❤️⁠
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❤️ Oxytocin: All About the Love Hormone ❤️ ❤️ Oxytocin: All About the Love Hormone ❤️⁠
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Widely known as the love hormone, attachment hormone, or the cuddle hormone, #oxytocin is one of the essential acting #hormones in the process of conception, birth, lactation, and bonding. It helps us grow deeper in love with our babies and each other. There are even ways we can increase the love hormone in ourselves to deepen connections to each other.⁠
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We're talking all about oxytocin and how it affects our bodies, our bonding and relationships. {Click 🔗 in bio to read all about it!}⁠
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She's my kind of mama. 😏⁠ 📷: @lifeandtimes She's my kind of mama. 😏⁠
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❤️ 5 Things You Should Do Your First Week as a ❤️ 5 Things You Should Do Your First Week as a New Parent ❤️⁠
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Welcome to #parenthood! After what seems like forever, baby has finally arrived. 😍 This is one of the most exciting, nerve-wracking times a person can have in their life, and it can be very easy to get overwhelmed and lost in the moment. 🙈 But this first week as a new parent can be one of the hardest.⁠
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I thought reading a few books was all I really needed to prepare me for motherhood, but in the end, it was completely different from anything I ever imagined. The first week, especially, was much more overwhelming than I expected; you’re physically recovering from #childbirth, your hormones running haywire as they start to resettle back to some sort of normal, and you’re getting to know your baby, all while trying to get them to eat, sleep, and stay healthy and strong.⁠
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Looking back on that time, there are definitely more than a handful of things I wish I could have told my newbie-mom self to do, but here are my top five pieces of advice for the first week as a new parent. {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading!}⁠
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Sad but true . . . 🤷‍♀️😭⁠ (quote via Sad but true . . . 🤷‍♀️😭⁠
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🍌 Baby-Led Weaning is Actually the Best Lazy Pa 🍌 Baby-Led Weaning is Actually the Best Lazy Parenting Hack 🥑⁠
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Baby-led Weaning has become a very popular feeding trend in the last decade or so. When I first started having kids, though, I'd never heard of it. After my daughter was born, I assumed I would eventually give her purees when it was time to start her on solid food. However, I knew I would never give her the awful canned baby food in the grocery store.⁠
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For one thing, I had terrible college experiences (hey, sorority games!) trying those purees and the thought of it made me gag. Secondly, I knew from research that most of these store-bought purees were not made with quality ingredients and often had sugar added. I preferred to feed my baby good food, so I decided I was going to make her purees. How hard could it be?⁠
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Long story short, I survived one week making homemade purees. ONE WEEK. I discovered the hard way that I did not have time, nor patience, nor energy, to make my kid food every several days. Admitting to myself that I was a lazy mom (i.e., tired mom), I was determined to find a better way. I started researching other methods of introducing solids and (praise the heavens!) I stumbled onto Baby-Led Weaning. 🙌 {Click 🔗 in bio to continue reading about Baby Led Weaning!}⁠
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Thank you, honey. Cheers to you! 🍷😘⁠ 📷: Thank you, honey. Cheers to you! 🍷😘⁠
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Let’s. Go. 👿🦹‍♀️⁠ Why does it alwa Let’s. Go. 👿🦹‍♀️⁠
Why does it always have to get to this point? 😒⁠
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Yes, pregnancy is a blessing. But no, you don’t Yes, pregnancy is a blessing. But no, you don’t have to love every minute of it to be a good mom. Just because you might not like moments (or days or weeks) of being pregnant, it doesn’t mean you don’t want your baby or don’t love your baby or that you’re ungrateful to be pregnant. Pregnancy is a lot of work and can be crazy uncomfortable and exhausting. But, of course, you love your baby. It’s okay to be tired and over it and ready to meet your baby. And yes, you are still a good mom. ❤️
📷: @mrs.caitlin_fought
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YIKES! 😬 Hopefully there's a stellar recital at YIKES! 😬 Hopefully there's a stellar recital at the end of this. 😂⁠
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Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with love, hu Hope your Valentine's Day was filled with love, hugs and kisses. 😍❤️⁠
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What would your candy heart say? 😜❤️⁠
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Happy Valentine's Day! 💝 Just FYI before you ce Happy Valentine's Day! 💝 Just FYI before you celebrate . . . It's never just a "back rub" 🤦‍♀️🤣⁠
(quote via @littlewinkssleep)⁠
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❤️ Low Cost Date Night Ideas for Couples on a ❤️ Low Cost Date Night Ideas for Couples on a Budget ❤️⁠
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Ah, #dating. Do you remember those days? After #marriage and a baby, dating your partner is probably the last thing on your mind. I get it. Dating is expensive. It takes time. It takes energy. These are things you may be lacking as a busy couple. But, there are low cost #datenight ideas you can incorporate into your busy schedule and I think you should. Why? Because dating your partner now is more important than ever.⁠
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Not only is dating after you are #married incredibly beneficial to your marriage, it's also really important to the rest of your #family dynamic. When mom and dad are happy and show #love toward one another, kids can feel that energy. The same is true when mom and dad aren't happy. For these reasons, date night should be one of the most important appointments on that very busy family calendar!⁠
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With a little planning, you can incorporate date night back into your schedule. Start with one night a month, for example. Then perhaps try to find time for one night a week. There are a lot of ways you and your partner can invest in one another without spending much (if anything!) and, perhaps, not even leaving the house! Here are some low cost date night ideas you can use to start making your dating life a priority again. {Click 🔗 in bio to check out our low cost date night ideas!}⁠
📸: @sivanayla⁠
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If you're wondering what to gift her on Valentine' If you're wondering what to gift her on Valentine's Day that doesn't cost a lot?? These are guaranteed to make her feel loved. 💕⁠
📷: @majatomljanovic⁠
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🤱 Don't Give Up: It May Not Be Low Milk Supply 🤱 Don't Give Up: It May Not Be Low Milk Supply 🤱⁠
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The early stages of #breastfeeding can be challenging. So many different new things happening all at once. Sometimes new mothers experience issues that they confuse with low #milksupply. Although it is possible, it is actually pretty rare. There are several other factors that can explain the challenges moms face during breastfeeding, all of which are normal. Before you give up on breastfeeding, make sure to educate yourself on these several fixable issues. {Click 🔗 in bio to read what you can do!}⁠
📸: @yoli_and_otis⁣⁠
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So true ❤️⁠ 📷: @car_buettner⁠ .⁠ #mot So true ❤️⁠
📷: @car_buettner⁠
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And the quickest way, partners, to get murdered. 🔪🔪🔪😤⁠
(quote via @fruitsofmotherhood)⁠
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👶 Baby Names for 2020 👶⁠ .⁠ We're sharin 👶 Baby Names for 2020 👶⁠
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We're sharing the top baby names of 2019 and what baby names we think are going to climb the charts in 2020! {Click 🔗 in bio to find out more!}⁠
📷 : @paigemolinaphoto⁠
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It looks like a murder scene up in here. 😦🍝👶🤦‍♀️⁠
📷: @alrightmom⁠
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💜 How to Show Love to Your Partner in Labor 💜⁠
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Giving birth is a labor of love—with extra emphasis on the hard work behind the word "labor". It’s a time where anything goes, the best laid plans can be instantly reversed, and no one minds if a few swear words slip out now and then. The end result of a new baby in arms isn’t the only showcase of love, however. Oftentimes, the love shown between the partners is just as tear-jerking as the birth of the baby.⁠
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How can partners create a positive birth environment by bringing a little love into things? Here are some ways each partner can show love to the other during labor. {Click 🔗 in bio to read more!}⁠
📸: @taprootdoula⁠
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#birth #childbirth #laboroflove #pregnancy #motherhood #pregnant #babybump #birthwithoutfear #momlife #mumlife #empower #prenatal #naturalbirth #hospitalbirth #birthisbeautiful #homebirth #birthcenterbirth #birthphotographer #birthphotography #birthbecomesher #birthwithconfidence #laboranddelivery #motherhoodrising #positivebirth #birthmatters #love #mommychick #babychick
Sorry, kiddo. It looks like it’s gone. 🤷‍♀️😈⁠
📷: @stonecolddaddy⁠
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