How to rediscover yourself after having a baby? – ‘The ‘Un’-common Tales’

Rediscover yourself

Hello every one, here’s the second post of the blog series – The ‘Un’-common Tales of common people. This post is shared by a very good friend of mine, Megha Arora. I truly appreciate her for being real and talk about her struggles. She has shared her secret of being a happy mother. And I am sure her tips to ‘rediscover yourself after having a baby’ will help a lot of new mothers out there.

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Now, a little something about this blog series. I strongly believe that each one of us has a ‘voice’ that can make an impact, the ‘power’ to inspire others and the ‘experience’ that could help someone else. But not everyone has a platform to reach out to others and share their experiences with them. Hence, this series, where you will get to read the ‘Un’- common tales of common people who have the power to inspire and bring the change. This series is a small token of thanks to those people who have always supported me in my journey.

You may read the first post of the series here – Take professional help!

If you, too, have been a part of our blog’s journey and wish to be a part of this series, you can reach out to me on Instagram. No bloggers, please!

Now, let’s read Megha’s post.



Megha has shared her secret of being a happy mother. Her tips to rediscover yourself after having a baby' will help a lot of new mothers out there.

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How to rediscover yourself after having a baby?

Having a baby through c-section was not easy for me. I was taking prenatal yoga sessions to prepare myself mentally and physically for the delivery. But I was shocked to know that it will be a cesarean delivery. I was 26 years old when I had my son. I was a happy, nervous, and physically weak mom. As I belong to a joint family, I had a lot of pressure as a daughter in law, wife, and most importantly, as a mother.

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Those 45 days were the toughest days of my life as I was going through a lot of physical changes. I was suffering from backache, acidity, anxiety, sleepless nights, and mood swings. And, I started missing my old carefree life. But these four things helped me to rediscover myself.

4 Ways to Rediscover Yourself after having a Baby

1 – Start giving time to yourself

Megha has shared her secret of being a happy mother. Her tips to rediscover yourself after having a baby' will help a lot of new mothers out there.

Picture by Megha Arora

Taking care of kids, 24/7 is not an easy job for any mother. There was that feeling of getting trapped inside a black hole; I was losing myself. But I had to do something for my well being. So, I started pampering myself with DIY masks, weekly massages, visiting the salon, cooking healthy meals to recover what was lost.

2 – Workout and Exercise to rediscover yourself

Megha has shared her secret of being a happy mother. Her tips to'rediscover yourself after having a baby' will help a lot of new mothers out there.

Picture by Megha Arora

I started feeling conscious about my body, belly pouch, stretch marks, and sagging breasts. It seemed impossible to get back to my pre-pregnancy body. So, I decided to hit the gym, and I started with light workout and yoga sessions. I completely cut out the sugar from my diet and started eating more protein and Vitamin B complex. Soon my efforts started showing results that motivated me further to take care of myself.

3 – Spend time with your spouse

Megha has shared her secret of being a happy mother.

Picture by Megha Arora

It was the time when the long talks at night with my husband would turn into arguments and fights. I don’t know the exact reason, but maybe it was the frustration due to change in routine or sleepless nights. And that’s when my husband and I decided to give quality time to each other and our baby. Also, giving dad-son exclusive time helped my husband to connect better with the baby.

4 – Plan a weekly outing with family and spend time with friends

Megha has shared her secret of being a happy mother.

Picture by Megha Arora

We used to plan an outing every Wednesday either for a movie, picnic, or dinner. Getting dressed up and putting on makeup made me feel alive. We also organized monthly get together with friends, spending time with them was like insurance towards the best emotional and mental health.

There is something remarkable about each one of us. Seize the opportunity to look within and rediscover yourself. – Dr. Roopleen

Now, my son is 5 years old. I don’t know if I am a good mother or a good wife, but I always try my best to keep my family happy by giving them my time. But I also keep in mind that my life is equally important, and that’s how ‘me time’ keeps me happy.



Megha has shared her secret of being a happy mother. Her tips to'rediscover yourself after having a baby' will help a lot of new mothers out there.

Megha Arora

Hi, I am Megha Arora, 31 years old (Delhi based). I am a fulltime homemaker, a wife, mother, and a daughter in law. Also, a fashion lover, shopaholic, makeup lover, and a big-time foodie. I love cooking for my family, and traveling is what excites me a lot.

 



Thank you, Megha, for sharing your experience of rediscovering the new ”you”. I could totally relate to your struggles; even I have been through the same emotional & mental state. And, I am sure the new mothers out there will find your ideas helpful.


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11 Comments

  1. Pratibha Tiwari July 29, 2020 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Very well written Megha…. That really motivates me to take self seriously now and working towards getting back whatever I have lost due to my pregnancy. Thank you

  2. Alpana August 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Finding time for yourself is very important for any new mom. all of a sudden her focus changes and everything revolves around her new born. She don’t realize that she also need that attention. I can totally understand the pain after c-section. My second delivery was a c-section which was a total contrast from my first delivery which was a normal. But I made sure to take some time out for myself each day. I remember, one of my readers was surprised to see my blogpost within a few weeks of my delivery:) But to me that used to be a big dose of motivation.

  3. Swati Mathur August 5, 2020 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    This is a very motivating post. Working and taking care of home taken a toll on my health. But now I am taking some time for myself and this really feels good

  4. Anahita Irani August 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful and well written post. I can see the personal touch and can also relate to your feelings

  5. Ruchi Verma August 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I am so happy to read this uncommon tales …It’s great you are brining this which is really inspiring for all of us!! Thisis really motivating story!!

  6. Mayura Amarkant August 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Fantastic post! I am so glad that the woman of today think this way. In the day’s of yore, getting married was the beginning of the end and having a kid just sealed one’s fate. Kudos to Megha for writing such a fantastic post!

  7. Surbhi prapanna August 7, 2020 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    Loved Megha’s thoughts and I completely agree that taking out some quality time for yourself is most important and this thing gives you an energy to complete other household and mothering responsibilities.

  8. Mayuri Nidigallu August 8, 2020 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Why should having a baby mean losing yourself? Like the positivity in Megha’s post . These are simple tips that can make a new Mom or a Mom feel really good about herself.

  9. Truly Yours Roma August 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I have been through this phase buddy and can so relate. It is a lesson to many new moms of today. Balance is the key guys

  10. Rajshree Sawant August 8, 2020 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    This is such a beautiful post, I am sure it’s going to help a lot of mommies out there. These simple tips will surely help them rediscover themselves.

  11. Surbhi Mahobia August 8, 2020 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Loved this, Neha!! I thoughly enjoyed read Megha’s article and felt highly motivated about bringing improvement in my life and lifestyle. Keep coming up with more such articles.

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