I don’t think I’ve ever felt more empowered than during pregnancy. All pregnant women, every shape and size, are completely awe-inspiring. The female body and what it is capable of is absolutely amazing. .
Sure, I have my days where I let the negative thoughts consume me over the beauty of what my body is creating. Other days, I truly feel beautiful and can see the magic in this growing belly. Rather than concentrating on my widening hips, I try to remind myself those hips are preparing to birth my daughter. My diminishing muscle tone that I worked so hard for is my body storing what it needs to grow my baby and keep her healthy. .
Social media makes it really hard to accept the changes your body goes through in pregnancy with all of the fitness models, photo editing, fake personas, etc. The best thing I’ve noticed that works for me when I feel the negative thoughts creeping in is to remind myself how special this time is and how incredible it is to have the ability to create, carry and birth a child. The physical changes will (mostly) diminish with time. This is all very temporary. And to be honest, as long as pregnancy sometimes may feel, it is over in the blink of an eye. I may not miss the aches of my widening hips and rib cage or the weight gain, but I will miss the kicks and the closeness I feel with this baby that’s inside of me. So as hard as some days may be, I try to concentrate on the positives, do my best to stay active, and remind myself how blessed I am to even have this opportunity #33weekspregnant