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8 Tips For Loving Your Body During And After Pregnancy

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8 Ways to Love Your Body During And After Pregnancy Syda Productions/fotolia, Edited by Erin Kennedy

Some women aren’t able to have children, and are even envious of the stretch marks and fat rolls that sometimes come with it, said Jacqueline Soto, a certified life coach, founder and owner of Jacqueline Soto Coaching.

7) Have realistic expectations of your body.

After you give birth, it is best to lower your expectations in order to relax and spend time with your baby, Soto said. Your body is going to go through an adjustment period — it just barely finished the beautiful job of creating another human.

8) Choose to feel sexy.

You may not have a flat stomach or perky breasts after pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean you’re not sexy. Size doesn’t matter — it’s about appreciating your flaws, she said. For example, instead of covering your stretch marks, why not embrace them for the well-earned tiger stripes that they are?

What did you do to keep your body confidence up during and after pregnancy? Share your tips in the comments section.

Reviewed October 10, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

Nicogossian, Claire. Email interview. July 8, 2016.

Frederick, Jane. Email interview. July 11, 2016.

Soto, Jacqueline. Email interview. July 9, 2016.

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