Giving birth and becoming a mom comes with a variety of changes. (Duh, right?) And one of the changes that can be hardest for new moms to accept is those that happens to their body. The feelings association with said changes are only made worse by the ridiculous myths about your postpartum body that should otherwise be ignored. Because, at the end of the day, they only contribute to many struggles that new moms experience.
During my first pregnancy, I noticed a lot of changes as the trimesters progressed. They made me uncomfortable, especially after my baby was born, and actively I sought ways to stop the changes or reverse them all together. Looking back on it now, I realize I was associating change with negativity and investing my effort into how others would view me.
Now, I'm totally happy and comfortable with my #mombod. The truth is that change isn't bad, it's just different. It gave me an opportunity to explore and accept myself despite my new breast size or the stretch marks on my thighs. It also gave me a crystal clear view of the myths that surround postpartum bodies, and here are a few that you should definitely ignore.