Childbirth is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world. But when you are pregnant, you don’t always feel so beautiful. You’ve gained several kilos, your hormones are running riot, and your body is changing so much to the point that it is almost unrecognisable.
It’s normal for an expectant mother to lose confidence in their physical appearance during pregnancy. And the associated mood swings and hormonal changes can make these feelings a lot worse. It can be tough to feel this way for a solid nine months. You want to go back to feeling desirable, feminine, and sexy, but you don’t like what you see when you look in the mirror.
This is a life-changing moment for you and your family, and you shouldn’t let frustrations about your changing body ruin your enjoyment. It doesn’t matter what your body looks like – you are still a beautiful human being. To help you with your self-esteem, here are a few tips for feeling beautiful when pregnant.
Shift your mindset
Think about your loved ones who are mothers. Would you have thought your close friends or relatives were unattractive when pregnant? On the contrary, an expectant mother is one of the most beautiful things in the world. Not only do they give off a warm, happy glow, but they are taking part in the amazing miracle of childbirth. They are bringing new life into the world. Try to shift your mindset to stop focusing on your minor physical imperfections, and think about the bigger picture. Consider how your life is going to improve with a baby, and imagine how wonderful your family’s future is going to be.
Look your best
When you’re exhausted and weighed down by your baby bump, all you want is to be comfortable. But occasionally making an effort with your appearance can make a world of difference to your self-esteem. You don’t need to have plastic surgery or a cosmetic injectables course to feel good about yourself. Sometimes all it takes is a pretty maternity dress and a bit of makeup.
Connect with your partner
When you get further along into your pregnancy, spending intimate time with your partner is rarely at the top of your mind. You don’t have the energy, and you don’t feel confident in yourself. But making an effort to connect with your partner can help you to feel more beautiful. Schedule an occasional date night in which you both dress up and have a good time. Even if it’s just an evening at the cinema or a home-cooked meal for two. You will always feel more attractive when you’re in nice clothes and being gazed at adoringly by a loving partner.
You should also tell your partner how you are feeling about yourself rather than keeping it inside. To them, you are just as beautiful as you were before your pregnancy. But they may not know what is going on inside your head. Just sharing your thoughts can help you to feel better, but it will also provide them an opportunity to reassure you that you are still as beautiful and desirable as ever.