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8 Ways to Look and Feel Great After Having a Baby

When you’ve had a baby, you probably won’t feel like getting intimate with your partner straight away, and that’s fine. It’s totally normal! However, there’s no reason you can’t look and amazing regardless! You can easily boost your self confidence after giving birth regardless of what your post baby body looks like, so take a look at our 8 ways to look and feel great after having a baby:

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Begin The Day With Something Positive

Starting the day with something positive can be anything from reading a chapter of a book to taking an invigorating shower. Try to get up with some extra time so you don’t have to rush around, as rushing always puts people in a bad mood.

Start Exercising

Once you’ve got the ok from a doctor, the best way to look and feel good is to exercise. You’ll lose baby weight, tone up, and begin to glow as you’re looking after yourself from the inside out! If you feel you’ve got a lot to lose, you should join a bootcamp rather than a gym as you’re more likely to stay motivated. Change up your exercises and keep things fresh so you stick to your new routine!

Eat Well

It helps to bear in mind that you can’t out train a rubbish diet. By eating well, you’ll be nourishing your body in the best way possible and aiding your calorie burning. Eat plenty of lean meat, fresh veg, fruit, nuts, and eggs. Drink 2 litres of water per day, plus green/herbal tea on top. Have one little treat day a week to keep you motivated if you like!

Wear Nice Clothes (non-maternity)

Just because your body might not look the way you’d like it to yet, it doesn’t mean you have to mope around wearing your maternity gear. Treat yourself to a new outfit and remind yourself of who you are, rather than being in ‘mom mode’ all the time!

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask for Help

If you need a little extra help, don’t be afraid to ask. A helping hand from family or a friend can really help to ease your stress and give you more time to yourself.

Ooze Confidence

If you think confident, sexy thought, they’ll naturally show! Tell yourself how great you look and focus on positive things. There’s nothing sexier than confidence!

Treat Yourself

Treating yourself to some new makeup, or even a beauty treatment can help you to feel 1 million times better. Why not have your nails painted with Shellac – it’s a gel polish that goes onto your natural nails helping to make them look shiny and smooth. It lasts around 2 weeks, meaning that it’s much more durable than normal nail polish. Keeping your nails short means you won’t scratch your baby either, so go for it! If you feel guilty about treating yourself, you could always treat your baby to something too; how about something from Little Whispers?

Take a Break

If you invest in a bra pump you’re free to take a break from nursing, which will help you to feel less like a milk machine or a cow.

With these tips you’ll look and feel amazing in no time, all while enjoying motherhood!

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