After having a baby 5 months ago. I feel like im not sexy anymore. I have large stretch marks and for my own self esteem well let’s say it is very low. I can’t even bare looking in the mirror. I am trying to exercise as i have never been a small girl. I want to feel good about myself. Hubby is still attracted to me but it’s just me not feeling good about myself. Have you experienced this after giving birth?

Posted by mom71845, 22nd September 2014

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  • i like reading these stories it s fun


  • Pamper yourself; it is always good for feeling better.


  • Yep i have and i still do my children are 18,15,14 &4 so been a while since i had them but i still everyday look at myself and think why is my hubby with me im ugly and fat.
    Hes just tells me to stop being stupid, i exercise and try and eat healthy i just cant seem to lose any weight.


  • I feel this way & I haven’t yet given birth :( lol
    Definitely pamper yourself, get your hair done, a facial or massage & buy a new outfit to go out to dinner in or something xx


  • Yes! Do something nice for yourself like a haircut or a pamper session.


  • Just give yourself some time to yourself for a little pampering. Get some fresh air and exercise, even little bits help. And really, hubby won’t care about your stretch marks, he just wants you!


  • I’d say what you’re feeling is normal. With the warmer weather coming up pop bubs in the pram & go for lots of walks. Try make some “me” time go to hairdresser, do abit of retail therapy or have lunch with the girls. You need to get some self esteem back & learn to adjust to your body.


  • Yeah. I wouldn’t worry if it only lasts for a few weeks, given you’re doing the right thing with exercise. If it goes on for longer you might want to talk to your GP about whether it’s a symptom of depression.


  • I’ve had two beautiful boys and yes my body is not the same! After two caesarians, I have this kinda tummy overhang where the cut was and of course the stretch marks! I call them my Mummy stripes! Hubby is also still attracted but I know it’s not the same!
    Hope you feel better about yourself, I’ve bought a cross trainer so I am going to use it whilst watching TV when the kids are asleep!

    • Exercise bike here, while watching the TV, time flies and I’m keeping fit.


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