I Want to Give my Post Pregnancy Body an Homage
By: xxx Published: d/m/Y
Words and photos, Michelle Abisatou Jeng
This summer I ended one of the most exciting journeys in my life, and at the same time started the most important one: I went from being pregnant to becoming a mom.
In between these journeys there is a postpartum period that (in my opinion) too few people talk about. I don’t know why, but female bodies are the strongest and most beautiful things we have in this world I think we talk much too little about the time after giving birth. I would like to start by saying that of course each and every pregnancy is very individual but at least I feel like both myself and my postpartum belly, aren’t given enough love.
I am not gonna elaborate because I don’t really know how to, but I just wanted to throw this out in the open, because maybe someone feel what I feel. But I do know that I want to give my body an homage for everything it has given me in life! So, I present to you, some belly love and my favorite pieces that I wore two weeks after giving birth.
I am a person who like sets now
I went through my wardrobe only to realize that postpartum and my pre-pregnancy closet wasn’t a good combination. I used to love to wear all-tight outfits, but it does not feel as comfortable anymore. Might not be surprising, but everything is a first for me right now. Instead, I turned back to my maternity training tights. But I quickly realize that I am very done with them. They just weren’t fun to wear anymore. Has anybody experienced the same? I started exploring pieces that could be both comfy and cool (and not to forget practical). My first choice? Loose trousers with a matching shirt. It was definitely the answer to all my questions at the time.
Set from A Day’s March
However, I also noticed how amazingly comfortable and practical a trouser-free outfit could be.
Ok, I didn’t just buy this dress because it suited my postpartum body amazingly. It’s also a complete DREAM.
Dress from Stine Goya.
Who said you can’t wear a semi-tight dress
right after giving birth?
This dress has the perfect pink color, the cutest pattern and give the postpartum belly the perfect amount of love. I have so many details going on with this look. I can’t see how you don’t want to embrace your body in this state. I love it.
Dress from Ganni.
The back. The arms. The belly.
After nine months, I can finally see my feet again.
Just because I could, I decided to wear these perfect heels. I can’t even explain how much I’ve been longing for this view! I missed my feet so much. Had to snap a photo.
Full look from Samsoe Samsoe.
This dress brings out the best of me.
And my beautiful belly.
So what am I trying to say here? The (read: my) postpartum belly is not flat. It is round and soft with excessed skin but it smells a lot like love. Carry it with pride and dress it with love and joy.