I accept the changes in my body from carrying a baby.
My body is an amazing instrument. I am humbled by my body's natural ability to carry a child and I am proud of myself for going through the process. The image I see in the mirror today is very different from the person I was a few months ago. When I look at myself, I see a work in progress.
I reject the voices of self-criticism that try to speak to me. I embrace the place where I am. Every woman carries differently and has a different journey to her new body because we are all different. I am unique. My body is unique. My journey is unique.
I am taking care of my body by making healthy choices and concerning myself with my safety before my looks.
I refrain from looking at other women and comparing my body to theirs. Instead of focusing on my body, I focus on the blessing that I gained from this experience.
My new miracle is worth the changes in my body.
When I look to the future, I am hopeful. I accept that it takes time for my body to adjust after carrying a baby.
I also accept that my body is going to be different than it was before my pregnancy.
The people who love me do so regardless of what my body looks like. There are women in my life who understand what I am going through and how I am feeling. I reach out to those women because I can trust them to give me heartfelt advice.
Today, I accept my body just the way it is. I eliminate worry from my mind by focusing on the thing that matters most: my new family.
1. Am I making healthy choices with my body?
2. How can I be more patient toward myself?
3. Who can I reach out to for support
Kerri Honeywood is a Certified Doula/ Certified Lactation Specialist/ Holistic Healer/ Certified Reiki Master/ that works with Postpartum mothers and others that can benefit from holistic healing & support. She is the mother of five she understands the joys and challenges of motherhood and life in general.