I heard a very sad story yesterday about a mum I know who felt her body was so ruined by having two children she had cosmetic surgery to try to make herself feel better about it. Ultimately, it didn’t help. Her marriage ended and she was left with the same poor body image she’d had ever since she gave birth.
I’ll be really honest – my body was never the same after giving birth. I have stretchmarks, a jelly belly, and if I laugh too much, it’s often a rush to get to the loo. But I could never hate my body – after all, I grew my baby inside it, so it’s pretty damn amazing in my eyes. Yes I’m overweight at the moment but after I’d given birth I was actually very slim, so I can’t blame my weight gain on pregnancy – I blame it on greed.
Did pregnancy make you loathe your body – or do you still feel proud of what you’ve got? I’d love to hear your views.