When you become or are a mother, you may notice some changes in yourself physically.
But being a mum does not only lead to physical changes but also mental and emotional ones.
Your whole identity can be challenged by your role as mum and the responsibilities this brings.
You may feel there is little or no time to concentrate on your physical well-being.
This can sometimes lead to issues around eating too much or too little
or cause previous eating disorders to resurface.
This change in identity can also lead to very real feelings that you are not ‘you’ anymore.
Sometimes you just feel very different in your own skin which was once familiar and safe.
You might have feelings of loss around who you ‘once were.’
You may have feelings of shame around weight gain,
brought about by pressure from others or yourself.
Talking through what you feel and working holistically with the mind and body
in therapy can help you to reconnect with yourself and begin
rebuilding a positive and confident relationship with your body.