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 guy when you can find a sitter. Take an aerobics or spinning class. Too much to do and can't get away? Pump up the tunes while actively housecleaning.

 

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.