How to Regain Body Confidence After Having a Baby

Suffering from a lower self-esteem is nothing new to women who have just given birth to a baby. After all, your body has just gone through some massive changes, and even though you might feel super proud of yourself for creating a new life, it’s completely normal to grieve your pre-baby body and confidence. While you may never feel exactly the same now that you’re a mum, regaining your self-confidence is all about accepting – and rocking your new body. 


Exercise will not only help you shed any extra baby weight that you want to lose, but you’ll also feel much better for it mentally. When we exercise, our brains release endorphins that help us to feel energised, motivated, and better about ourselves overall. Exercise shouldn’t be something that you do to punish your body for not looking a certain way. Your body has just given birth, after all, so exercise should be something to show it love and care as it adjusts to this new normal. And there are plenty of forms of exercise that are fun for both you and baby like swimming and baby yoga. 

Cosmetic Surgery:

Cosmetic surgery is, of course, absolutely not essential to help you feel better about yourself – but if you feel that it will give you that boost of confidence that you’re looking for, go for it! There are plenty of procedures that you can have after having a baby to help you feel better in your skin and regain your body confidence. However, it’s important that you’re doing it for you and only you. Baris Yigit offers ‘mommy makeover’ packages to help you feel pampered and gorgeous. What’s better is that they’re located in the stunning area of Fethiye in Turkey, so it’s the perfect option if you feel like your first family holiday is in order. Enjoy a new body and a sunshine holiday!

A Balanced Diet:

As the saying goes, you are what you eat – and nurturing your body with the right foods will not only help you regain the figure that you want but also give you the fuel and energy that you definitely need when you have a newborn to look after. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a treat every now and then, but try to ensure that you are getting a healthy balance of foods to provide your body with all the nutrients that it needs through this often physically and mentally taxing time. Eat plenty of protein, leafy green vegetables, healthy fats and fruits. 

Practice Self-Care:

Loving yourself isn’t about being big-headed; it’s about appreciating yourself and giving yourself the same compassion that you would offer to somebody else. Treat yourself in the same way that you’d treat a friend or relative if they had just become a new mum. You wouldn’t put their body down so why do it to yourself? Don’t be afraid to ask for help or give yourself a day off when you need one and find a babysitter. 

Regaining your body confidence after having a baby starts with changing your mindset about your body and giving it the appreciation it deserves for everything it’s just gone through. 

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