I don’t know about you guys but when I’m pregnant, the last thing I want to do is go to the mall and try on bigger-sized clothes to fit my new body. Sure, there are those stretchy cotton pants but they can get pretty itchy at times and aren’t very flattering. Sometimes, there is nothing like a nice pair of jeans to look and feel pretty. I’ve never been especially fond of wearing dresses so wearing pregnancy-friendly dresses everyday was beyond my comfort zone.
That’s why I was really happy when I found out about the Bellaband. It’s such a simple accessory, really, but the idea is ingenious! No need to buy so many clothes at different stages of my pregnancy which I would just dump out afterward.
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Giving birth elicits a gamut of changes, from physical to emotional. In terms of emotion, these changes are normal because it’s such a milestone in a mother’s life; but there are instances when these changes linger in a woman’s body and spirit. Not only does a list of bodily transformations occur, but a bowl full of emotions – happiness, anxiety, stress, and even depression – also erupts.
Postpartum depression can be defined as moderate to severe depression in a woman after she gives birth. It can occur days or months after delivering the baby and can last for weeks or months if left untreated. It can affect daily functions and how you take care of yourself or your baby.
It’s not easy being a woman. One of the most visible change is a woman’s physical appearance. It is a transformation that lingers after childbirth and often contributes to just one aspect of postpartum depression. A woman’s physical being has an effect on her self-esteem, and in turn affects how she feels about herself. Sometimes, you feel like you’ve lost yourself or too many changes are happening, making you feel overwhelmed.
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