How to Feel Confident and Sexy After Giving Birth

Mother and Baby - How to feel confident and sexy after giving birth

You just experienced the miracle of birth. While that feeling couldn't be any better, you may sometimes struggle to feel as sexy and confident in your post-pregnancy body as you did before. It’s normal to feel a bit less-than-confident post-baby but read on for more tips on how to regain your sense of sexiness.

 

Get moving

Exercise boosts feel-good chemicals in your brain and body, making it easier to feel relaxed and confident. It also helps tone the body, reduces stress, and improves sleep. Luckily, a healthy workout routine is beneficial whether you're breastfeeding or not. Seek activities you enjoy or ways to make exercise fun. Go walking with baby in the stroller or hiking with your other half when you can find a sitter. Take a spinning or aerobics class to get the blood flowing and your heart pumping; the adrenaline will make you feel awesome!

Too much to do and can't get away? If you find yourself doing the chores, pump up the tunes and get active while doing the cleaning.

 

Trash the negative self-talk

Shunning your appearance only perpetuates negative feelings about your body, making you feel less secure. Turn the tables around by shifting your language. Each morning, look into the mirror and think or say something lovely to yourself – something as simple as, "You're beautiful, inside and out, just as you are."

Affirmations may seem cheesy, but they're known to help. If you catch yourself making a negative comment about yourself, consider what you'd say to a close friend speaking similarly about herself. Then treat yourself as you would her.

Another way to feel better about your body is to feel gratitude towards it. Be grateful for your body, and show it respect! After all, you have just given birth! Your body is strong and has been through an incredible experience; treat both your body and mind with love and respect and you will start to truly appreciate the skin you are in.

It can be difficult to enjoy intimacy after birth, but the place to start is by adapting your mindset and appreciate just how much your body has been through and treat it like the amazing miracle that it is!