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How to Love your Body Image during and After Pregnancy

16 Aug 2015

 

Pregnancy is an amazing experience and in some cultures it is truly felt that childbirth is a woman's rebirth too.Pregnancy brings with it not only  bundle of joy but also physical and emotional changes which may become a reason for post pregnancy blues and depression.

Having a positive body image of yourself is not about what you look like, but how you feel about yourself.This is crucial in pregnancy since there will be body changes that you cannot control.

Knowing that your body’s changes are essential to your developing baby is reason enough to embrace these changes.Your metabolism will increase, so you may have food cravings and the desire to eat more. Your body is requiring more nutrients to feed both you and your baby.

Here are a few things you can do to love your body image during pregnancy:

1. Exercise
Exercise during pregnancy can help you feel fit, strong, and sexy.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, pregnant women are encouraged to exercise at least 30 minutes a through pregnancy.

2. Pamper yourself
Treat yourself to a body massage or a makeover.  Focus on activities that make you feel healthy, and make the most of these wonderful 9 months!

3.Social support and help network

Try to surround yourself with positive people. During your pregnancy, you can be more vulnerable to negative self-talk, and it can affect you in a negative way. I

4. Loving Your Body After Pregnancy

After your baby is born, your body has to adjust and return to a non-pregnant state. Your uterus will need time to shrink, so don’t expect a flat belly after your delivery.Your body has been through a lot in giving birth and needs time to recover which may last from six weeks to six months and longer.

5. Be kind to yourself. 
Give yourself some time to rest and catch up on some sleep.
Do ask your family and friends for help with the baby so you can nap.Exercise can also help you get your pre-pregnancy body back.Join a gym when you can . This will also help get you out of the house so you can feel refreshed.

6. Consult Online a body Image Specialist 

At ePsyClinic.com, You can consult completely Online a pregnancy body image specialist and the 15 mins consultation is absouletely free!

Here are there timings 

Ms. Smriti Sawhney, Body Image & Pregnnacy mind wellness specialist: 9:40 am- 1:30 pm, 4:40- 6:00 pm all weekdays. 10;40 pm to 11:40 pm weekends

Dr. Priyanka Mehta, Country's leading Gynaecologist: Available 10:00 am to 11:30 am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 

11:am to 2:00 pm Friday. 

Log on to www.ePsyClinic.com and get your online session bookes now! 


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