Love your body. Love your body for so many reasons. Your body created new life. Your body gave you a baby you love. Your body works hard every day. Your body isn't a girl's body, it is a woman's body. Bodies change after having a baby, and that's okay. By loving your body, you are setting an example for your child that worth comes from who you are, not what you look like.
As Jennifer Garner puts it, "From now on ladies, I will have a bump. And it will be my baby bump. And let's just all settle in and get used to it. It's not going anywhere."
Angie Sonrode and her husband have created the Mid Drift Movement to help improve postpartum body image issues. Here's their mission statement:
Our Purpose Is To Change Society's Unrealistic Expectations of What a Mother's Body Should Look Like and to Embrace Motherhood's Physical Transformations.
Mid Drift is also an in-production feature length documentary film about postpartum experience around the world. We can't wait to watch!
(If the Google Play link does not work for you, check out our recommended alternative here: https://www.ottoradio.com/podcast/fourth-trimester-podcast--the-first-months-and-bey)
You can watch the Mid Drift Movement Documentary trailer here: