A note to the new mama 🤱🏻🤱🏽🤱🏿🤱🏼🤱🏾
You may not recognise your own body anymore, but you need to give it time.
It’s possible you’ll still look pregnant weeks after birth, this is normal.
Your belly button will look the way it used to, eventually.
Your body may have made some permanent physical changes, embrace them.
You may lose a lot of hair in the first few months, don’t panic it’s a normal phase.
Your hormones are adjusting themselves, there will be high, lows and probably tears.
You may get the baby blues or postpartum depression, know that this is okay and ask for help and support, you’re not alone.
Your breastfeeding journey (if you do) may not be as easy as you expected, don’t beat yourself up and it will take time.
You may bleed for weeks after giving birth, like a big pain in the ass period.
You need to increase you fiber intake... just trust us on this one!
You may sweat a lot and feel like you’re in a constant heat wave in the first few days, thank you hormones.
You may have permanent scars on your body, these are simply reminders of how strong our amazing bodies are, learn to love them.
Motherhood changes us, physically, mentally and emotionally. Some of these changes permanent, most temporary, remember you’re not alone.”
Beautiful words of wisdom from @katie_newnham via @motherloveherb 💕