Because that’s what we all want, right?
We want to feel desirable, beautiful and, well, hot even or especially when we’re pregnant.
And yet, our bodies change during those nine months of growing a child – of course they do!
We’re carrying a human being inside of us and our bodies are working full-time to provide for them, keeping them healthy and alive.
There’s no way around putting on a few pounds and despite the recently growing numbers of women suffering from pregorexia and the new fashion of being super skinny when pregnant (a la Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum etc.), being thin during pregnancy is unhealthy, not just for yourself but also for your child.
But let’s be honest, it’s not easy to deal with the weight gain, the stretch marks, the pimples and the general puffiness.
And while women with partners certainly have their share of pregnancy weight gain concerns, single mom-to-be’s can have thoughts like:
Will I ever find a guy who finds me attractive even after all this?
Will I lose the weight again or will it stick with me for the rest of my life?
Will my dating life be over now and will I be alone for the rest of my life?
These are real insecurities and let me tell you, I do struggle with them a lot.
My rational mind knows all the truths and the reasons why I must gain weight, but my insecure, society-pleasing mind just wants to look slim and thin instead of glowing and round.
Can you relate?
Then I have a few tips for you that’ll help you feel beautiful during your pregnancy. [Read more…]