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    I am a mother of a 5-month-old beautiful baby boy. I enjoy every bit of being a mother but sometimes I look terrible after the weight gain and feel insecure. My husband is supportive but I still feel low. Please tell me if it will get better?

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    Dear Parent,

    Congratulations on becoming a mommy! And yes, given all the big changes your body has gone through, the hormonal changes, the sleepless nights, the diaper routine, and a hundred other things, you will naturally feel the way you do. Right now, your physical and emotional levels are stretched beyond comfort so it’s quite normal to feel down and out. It’s really hard to see yourself look so different from your pre-pregnancy days. These hard-to-fight heightened feelings are mostly because of a lowered emotional threshold. Sometimes, there just isn’t enough time and energy to take care of your basic needs, leave alone the grooming! Here’s some reassurance – it’s most likely a passing phase and you will begin to feel better. You can step that up by first accepting that it’s okay for you to feel the way you do. Acceptance takes away the guilt out of feeling low. Seek guidance from your gynecologist about starting a suitable exercise routine to restore muscle tone. And do not fall prey to the glamorous images of celebrity moms! They can really make you feel envious and unhappy with yourself. It’s hard to appreciate your husband’s support and the family pampering when you are struggling within yourself. It’s best if you can make the effort to accept the realities of body changes and work around them to regain your confidence. All the best!

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