Monday, February 06, 2012

Maintaining a Positive Body Image throughout the Changes of Motherhood

Becoming a mother is undoubtedly one of the most incredible adventures you will experience in your lifetime.  However, it is also an intense time of transition and change that can be quite overwhelming, particularly if you have struggled with an eating disorder.  Although your body has been a vessel for the precious miracle of your baby, it can be much easier to focus primarily on the changes your body may have undergone throughout the process of pregnancy and in the postpartum period.  Having adequate support and sufficient healthcare during your pregnancy can ensure the utmost outcome for both you and your baby.  Your body is truly an amazing gift that is creating a wondrous and priceless life, and it is possible to love and embrace the changes your body is encountering-through pregnancy and throughout motherhood.  Learning and establishing ways to maintain a positive body image now will enable you to set an unwavering foundation for both you and your child in the years to come.  If you are currently pregnant or a new mother and are struggling with body image, please continue reading here to learn more about ways to love your body before and after baby.

What were the most difficult changes you experienced through motherhood?  How did you learn to love yourself and your body amidst these changes?

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