Pregnancy is a wild, beautiful, amazing ride — one that takes a woman’s body through so. much. change. While we are filled with awe at what we are capable of, self acceptance can be a harder pill to swallow than those mammoth prenatals.
We’ve got the 411 on mother-goddess moments (and some real talk, too) straight from these mamas’ mouths. What they’ve taught us? There’s no right way to feel about your changing body, but a little love and grace goes a long way.
“Feeling beautiful and confident changes everything for the better.” — @simplycyn
“We always think that everything should go right back to normal, but it took 9 months to make the baby and it’ll probably take about 9 months to unwind it. So chill the f*ck out for a second.” — @yael
“Pregnancy has taught me to be easier on myself and my body overall.” — @cyndiramirez
“Some days I love feeling curvy and womanly, other days I miss feeling limber and flexible. Pregnancy is full of ups and downs.” — @jmaumau
Chef, author + Food Network star
“I feel the most comfortable I’ve ever been in my own skin — I’m fully embracing my changing body, which is incredibly refreshing.” — @katieleebiegel