One of the biggest challenges women face after giving birth is feeling comfortable with how our bodies change, but as it turns out, many men say women get more attractive.
Keep scrolling to find out why...
There's nothing quite as rewarding as motherhood.
via: GettyThe love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth… It’s a pretty magical thing.
But that's not to say it's easy...
Being a mom is basically the hardest job on earth – and the pressure to be a perfect parent can make life even more stressful.
And even if you try to stay relaxed...
There are some aspects of motherhood are just eternally frustrating. Hey, no one said being a mom was always going to be great fun, right?
There are many things that make parenthood difficult...
Along with the joy of having a baby, many women struggle with their body image after pregnancy.
Stretch marks and weight gain can make us feel less beautiful and unattractive.
But that's not how husbands feel. In fact, many men admit that they find their wives more attractive postpartum.
But why is that?
Some husbands have shared their thoughts on their wives' baby bods.
And while it doesn't matter what men really think about our bodies, because let's face it, no matter what size or shape we are, we're all perfect, these comments shared by redbook might just make some women feel a little better about the changes we all go through after having a baby.
Here are some of the best...
"She's so ripped from lifting our baby."
"[My wife's] post-baby body is great. She's more fit than ever, even though she doesn't think so. Her legs are strong and toned from carrying our baby from playground to playground. She's so committed to losing those few pesky pounds from pregnancy that she's been a regular at the gym for the last year. It's inspiring to me to see a sleep-deprived, hard-working woman also make time to exercise. I find that dedication attractive in her." —Kerry, twenty-nine.
"I love seeing what her body was meant for."
"This might seem weird, but I like seeing our daughter asleep on my wife. The two just seem to fit together like lock and key. They look so comfortable and peaceful together. It's as if a mom's body was shaped in such a way for their children to rest on their chest. I'm jealous that our baby doesn't lay like that on me, but it's beautiful to witness." —Kevin, twenty-nine.
"Breastfeeding boobs are fun."
"I'll admit it: I really, really like my wife's breastfeeding boobs. They're kind of like natural Nerf guns that she has on her body at all times and can always use if she needs to feed our baby. She's not a huge fan of it, but I have squirted her in the face with her own breast milk when she's fallen asleep breastfeeding! Sorry I'm not sorry!" —Jordan, twenty-four.
"It amazes me what a woman's body can do."
"My wife doesn't understand it because she's self-conscious about it, but when I see her body, I think it's so beautiful. It's a sign of what a woman can do in her all of her glory and all of its extraordinary capabilities that men will never have. I find it incredibly sexy." —Doug, thirty.
"I seriously can't tell a difference."
"She seems to think that everything is changed since we had our son, but honestly, she's just as gorgeous to me now as she was when we first met. My body has changed over the years and I know hers has too, but having a baby didn't make her less attractive. To me, she's still the love of my life and I love anytime we are naked together." —Brandon, twenty-nine.
"Her boobs totally changed — for good."
"My wife carried our twins and I honestly couldn't believe that someone who is 5'6" could actually lug around that much weight. It was impressive! The twins are now six and she lost all of the pregnancy weight, but her boobs pretty much stayed almost a full cup size bigger. I know she was irritated that she had to buy new bras… but I love her new boobs and hope they never get smaller again!" —Lance, forty-five
"Her body has superpowers."
"My wife isn't the most athletic woman — she'll go on a walk here and there, but she doesn't hit up the gym like I do. But when she was pregnant with our son, it was really important for her to give birth naturally. She didn't want any drugs at all, and though her labor was really long (nearly 24 hours), she never gave up. Watching her go through that made me see how strong she really is and honestly, it was like watching a superhero. It was awesome." —Alex, twenty-seven.
"She's more fun to cuddle."
"I'd never tell my girlfriend that I like her after-baby body better than her old one, but I kind of do. She's always been beautiful in my eyes, but since having our daughter, she's become curvier and softer. I like the extra cushion!" —Nick, forty.
"Her body built our family."
"My wife doesn't have a perfect body and, yes, she's gained some weight since having our children, but I don't care. She gave me the greatest gift of all and she'll always be the person I want to see naked more than anyone else." —Luke, thirty-eight.
In the thread "Unpopular Opinion" on Reddit, a user posted a statement that women become more attractive after having kids.
Most of the users agreed, saying that they found their wives more appealing after they gave birth to their kids.
One user wrote: "My wife has had 2 kids and she's hotter now than ever. I tell her this constantly."
And you have to remember giving birth to a child is huge...
It's an emotional and physical sacrifice.
So instead of hating on our bodies, it's about time we gave ourselves a lot more love...
Especially after something as exhausting as child birth.
Well, that settles it!
No matter how much you've changed after pregnancy, whether it's stretch marks, swollen boobs, or just general insecurities, our partners don't see any of it.
We hope that all mothers continue to feel appreciated by their spouses.
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