Body issues,  children,  family,  mommy's

Recovering Yourself after Becoming a Mum


Having children, whether naturally, by adoption or blending a family, is a trying period. With any of these options chances are you are becoming a mother for the first time. There’s a huge learning curve period and you’re apt to lose yourself in the bliss of new-parenthood. If there are step-children involved figuring out what your new role is and where these children fit in to your family can be exhausting. It’s important to remember that you are a person and that you have your own thoughts and needs.

One of the many things women forget about when they become mums is their own sense of self. Our lives get so wrapped up in our children and our families that we forget about what we want and need. There are so many aspects of our existence that change when we have children. What makes us tick, what makes us a human being. If children come into your life at a young age one of the first things to go for any mum is her style. Trendy clothes are replaced with comfortable clothes that are allowed to be stained. High-heeled shoes hit the back of the closet in exchange for flats and trainers.

Our bodies go through many changes after having children. If you have children naturally there are a whole host of hormones that run rampant through your body. Your cycle is thrown off; your breasts grow, shrink and sometimes grow again. Skin sags that never used to sag before. You’ve got stretch marks in places you didn’t even know you could get stretch marks. You should always love your body just the way it is, but this is a time when many mothers start to question their bodies. Even the parts of us that aren’t affected by childbirth get scrutinized. Your body has undergone an intense change and that’s okay.

Receiving plastic surgery after childbirth is not uncommon. Many women get breast enhancements or reductions after the hormones have finally found their way out of the blood. Some women get tummy tucks. Some women go so far as to undergo rhinoplasty because maybe they’ve always hated their nose. This is a great time to change those things and help them re-identify themselves.

When considering plastic surgery you need to look at the entire picture. Recovery time, finding a reputable doctor, how the procedure works, which medications may be involved. Especially if you are considering a nose job, you should investigate rhinoplasty before and after and make sure that it is for you. This is your face; you will see it every day.

The important thing is to be happy with your decision, regardless of what it is. Be happy that you opted for surgery. Be happy that you opted out. This is the time to love your body and enjoy the way it looks. Love your scars and stretch marks or laser them away. While this is more costly than a new wardrobe, it definitely will last much longer.


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