Having a baby is no small feat. Whether you’ve had one child or five children, when you and your partner decide to close the factory, it’s time to treat yourself for all the hard work you’ve done.
1. Plastic Surgery
Once you and your partner have decided that you are done having children, talk about getting a tummy tuck and lipo. Your body goes through many changes during pregnancy that are completely natural. Your breasts swell and your abdomen grows in size as your baby develops. Even after giving birth, your body may not completely return to the shape it had before.
You’ve done so much for your family, and it’s OK to want to look good and feel good about your body. A tummy tuck tightens loose skin, while liposuction removes excess fat. However, liposuction isn’t considered a weight-loss surgery, so you’ll need to be close to a healthy weight before the procedure.
2. Spa Day
You have done so much, mentally and physically, throughout your pregnancy and after the birth. You deserve a day of relaxation and pampering. Get a therapeutic massage, try a cleansing facial, or go for a classic manicure and pedicure. Whatever you decide to do, try to calm your mind and truly relax. Then, when you go home to your family, you’ll feel truly rejuvenated.
3. Permanent Birth Control
Just because you are done having children doesn’t mean your body is. Permanent birth control takes away the stress of taking the pill or using condoms. However, this type of birth control is not something to be taken lightly. You and your partner should have a serious discussion about whether you’d ever like to have more children. Like a tummy tuck and lipo, you should only get permanent birth control when you are done having children. Once you’ve both decided, research and talk about various options with your partner.
4. Weekend Getaway
Spending quality time with your partner is incredibly important. You and your partner’s energy has most likely been spent taking care of your family and home during this busy time. Talk to your partner about where you both would like to go for your mini-vacation. Think about relaxing on the beach, taking a road trip to your favorite sights, or staying at a local hotel and ordering room service. Whatever you decide to do, enjoy the alone time you have with your partner.
You’ve done an incredible thing: You’ve brought a child or children into this world. Physically and mentally, you’ve been through a lot. Remember to find big and small ways to treat yourself.