How to Dress for the Postpartum Period
In many ways, the pregnancy is the birth of a baby, says Laura Schmitt, author of The Perfect Dress for Postpartums: The New Way to Be Happier and More Happier.
Schmitt says that even though she never wore a matching dress for her baby, she always wore her best outfit.
“I always wear my best to the doctor appointments and to work and to the grocery store,” she says.
Schimmett, who is also the cofounder of The Body Shop, a fashion-oriented women’s store, is the author of several books, including the bestselling A Postpartal Look: How to Find Your Ideal Look, and the award-winning Why You Should Be Preparing for a New Baby: What Your Body Says About You, Your Family, Your Careers, and Your Life.
Schimmers advice is for women who are ready to go back to work after having a baby.
“We’ve all been there,” she tells Newsweek.
“It’s not going to be easy.
You have to learn to love it, and it’s not a game.
You’re going to have a lot of time to yourself and to reflect on what you’re doing with your body and your life.”
The best way to prepare for a new baby is to have healthy eating habits, Schmitt suggests.
“You should make sure that you’re eating a lot,” she adds.
Before your next appointment, make sure you have a good night’s sleep, make yourself comfortable and relax. “
What you’re trying to do is to not get stressed out, because you’re here.”
Before your next appointment, make sure you have a good night’s sleep, make yourself comfortable and relax.
You should also wear comfortable clothing that suits your body.
“For example, don’t wear a suit that is too revealing,” Schmitt advises.
“Because that can make you feel uncomfortable.”
You should take a nap in between appointments.
“So that you don’t fall asleep in the middle of the appointments,” she advises.
She also recommends that you dress up for your baby’s first birthday.
“Make sure that your baby is wearing a costume that has the same look and feel to it as you’re wearing it,” Schimmetts says.
“If your baby wants to wear a dress, go for it.
It’s something that’s not only comfortable, but it’s a little bit different.”
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