This twenty something year old mother of two shared with Faithwire her experience with all things up with her post-baby body like stretch marks and body confidence.
Faithwire: Do you have stretch marks ?
– Yes! Mostly on my hips and “love handles” and just a few around my belly button.
Faithwire: Did you get them after your first baby or after your second? If yes to both, did you get additional ones after the birth of your second child?
– After my first son, I only had a few on my hips but really small and hardly noticeable. I was extremely good about lotion with him and he was a summer baby so when I was huge it was humid and moist out so I think that helped.
-After my second, I had many more on my hips and a few around my belly button. Someone told me lotion doesn’t matter so I never used it! I wish I had! He was a winter baby so the air was extremely dry and cold and I really regret not using my lotion I had used with my first.
Faithwire: How did it impact your confidence? And your sense of feeling beautiful?
– Right away I was extremely upset, full of regret and thought I would feel so self conscious and never want to get in a swimsuit again. (The experience) made me feel absolutely less beautiful and mostly just mad with myself because of how I looked.
Faithwire: How did you build your confidence back?
– Over time, as I lost my baby weight and the stretch marks shrank, I really realized that it just doesn’t matter! My husband is so supportive and always reminds me I am beautiful no matter what. Losing the weight definitely helped but also just having healthy, happy beautiful babies is what really makes you realize it really does not matter if you have silly stretch marks or not!
This mommy is totally right!
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