Hi everyone, more sure if I've posted this in the right section or not, but hows everyone feel about their body after a c-section? Really need to vent where noone knows me so here goes. Sorry in advance.
Feeling very down on my body lately and I can't seem to shake it. I haven't looked below my neck in the mirror in over two months and I don't look down when I'm naked! I've even taken to shaving my legs before I shower so I don't have to see my body. I had a pretty rough time when I had DD and ended up with an infection, the second and last time I went to the gym I burst my incision open (2 months after I had it) just using the treadmill and I've been to scared to go back. I have this whole draw of sexy lacey underwear I used to wear all the time and now I have this disgusting over hanging stomach and need to wear those high waisted support briefs or I feel like my stomach is going to tear open. I've been to the gp about the pain and he tells me its because I'm overweight (167cms, 78kgs, size 12) and I need to lose weight. During pregnancy I ate so healthy and gained nearly 30kgs, mostly fluid though but I was enormous. I've since lost 19 and had this major plan that I'd be back in my old clothes by the time DD was 6 months, shes 5 months on the 24th and I'm still way to big. I've been doing post natal pilates for the last two months and eating healthy when I do eat its just not coming off. I'm only 21, I dont want to feel this way anymore and I certainly don't want my DD growing up with a mum that has this sort of body image. I want her to see herself as beautiful no matter her shape or size but how the hell an I going to get her thinking like that when this is how I feel?!!! Sorry to be such a sook, I needed to get it out. I'm hoping someone can tell me that theres hope of achieving a good body image after going through a c-section?!