It’s a recipe for new moms that are already suffering from postpartum hormones, severe sleep deprivation, and postpartum body issues to deal with, feeling even worse about themselves. I say a mom who feels badly about herself has a harder time caring for anyone else.
Here are 10 ways to easily inject style into your postpartum recovery:
Shower – Every Day 1 of 10It doesn't matter how terrible/tired/overwhelmed you feel. Find the time to wash away the day before. It'll make you feel better every single time.
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Get Dressed – Every Day 2 of 10Nothing makes a person feel sick or depressed like spending the day in the clothes they spent the night in. Start fresh every morning by putting something new on.
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No Nightgowns As Day Wear 3 of 10When you put on fresh duds, skip the night gowns. You should be wearing something that resembles clothes you might consider wearing in public.
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Go Crazy For Lounge Clothes 4 of 10
Change Out of Dirty Clothes 5 of 10Babies are a regular production factory of messes. But just because babies spit up on you doesn't mean you should carry the evidence on your shirt all day.
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Nursing Bra 6 of 10Make sure you are wearing a supportive nursing bra, even when you sleep. They are convenient, supportive, and make nursing the baby easy. They also have the nice bonus of holding nursing pads in place to help prevent leaks.
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Do Your Hair 7 of 10I am not suggest you pull out the hairdryer and curling iron here, but you need to do something with your hair. Find a low maintenance style that you can tolerate and maintain on a daily basis.
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Put On Some Makeup 8 of 10Again, keep it simple. A little mascara and lip gloss can go a long way in making you feel normal. It's definitely worth the effort.
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Remember It’s a Process 9 of 10It took you 9 months to make that baby, make sure to give yourself time to "bounce back". All you can do is take it one day at a time.
Don’t Forget Your Favorite Accessory 10 of 10Make sure to show off your little one everywhere you go!