6 Ways Motherhood Makes You Feel More Beautiful by Midwife Zoe
It is no secret that motherhood is a challenge emotionally, but it also is a challenge physically. After having a child a lot of women comment on the fact that they do not feel the same as they once did. The dark circles and small lines may be a little more prominent mostly due to the new sleep schedule, or rather, the lack-of-sleep-schedule. Your hair may have completely changed textures with all of your postpartum hormonal changes, your once taut gorgeous stomach is now “just a stomach with stretch marks”, and your feet may not feel as comfortable in those heels that you used to run around in as they once did. Despite some of these less than beautiful changes to your body, I believe that motherhood appears to be one of the most impressive “beauty treatments” a woman can experience. Not only is motherhood an unbelievably beautiful endeavour. It also, in my opinion, makes women so much more beautiful in the process. Here are some ways that I think motherhood makes you more beautiful.
The inner beauty of a woman shows once she has had a baby, it just radiates. She has a natural glow and a newfound selflessness that only motherhood can bring. The unconditional love and caring for another person makes a woman glow from the inside out. There is nothing more beautiful than inner beauty.
YOU SMILE MORE
No matter if you are a mother or not you can’t help but beam when you take in those moments of cuteness that only children can provide, and there is no doubting that smiles are infinitely more lovely than frowns.
YOUR BODY IS UNBELIEVABLE
Even with the less then flat stomach, the tiger stretch marks, and breasts that fall lower than they once did, you should feel beautiful for knowing what your body can do. You are a STRONG, AMAZING, and CLEVER woman who has birthed a beautiful baby. Your body is so amazing it created a little human being and there is nothing more beautiful than that.
A NEW FOUND CONFIDENCE
Many women find that before they were a mother they had thousands of little insecurities. Always worrying about what other people thought and how other people perceived them. However after a woman becomes a mother they become self-assured. A lot of women will make comments like “I have come into my own” or “I’ve realised who I am and what is truly important”. I LOVE hearing this. I LOVE knowing that as midwives we can assist a woman become the best person she can be by giving birth to her baby and becoming a mother. You should walk tall and have a new found confidence because you have your own special little human being.
YOU FEEL SO LOVED
When your child gazes up at you adoringly and lovingly you cannot help but feel loved. Your child thinks you are absolutely beautiful and that is the sweetest gift.
MOTIVATION TO MAKE HEALTHIER CHOICES
There is nothing like motherhood to make you rethink unhealthy habits. This may have started during pregnancy but once your baby is born, there is a tiny, dependent person counting on you to stay healthy to raise him or her. Motherhood often takes you down the path of stopping risky behaviours like smoking, drinking and indulging in dangerous hobbies. To me that is enough in itself to become a mother, and again motherhood brings out the best possible version of yourself.
(This article contains general information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional. All information is written from the experience and knowledge of the person writing the post).