Elle magazine’s latest covergirl Keira Knightley has opened up about her evolution into a madre and spoke specifically about body image.
“I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, ‘Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever.’ You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, ‘Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I’m never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is f—ing extraordinary.”
I am sure lots of madres out there can relate. I for one have never really given much thought to my breasts prior to becoming a madre. They are just a part of me. Never getting much attention as I am not much of a cleavage shower and am never causing much distraction since they are on the small to medium size. Since giving birth I can honestly say that I have never touched, seen or cared about my breasts more. And its not just the boobs I have a new appreciation for. I feel more comfortable in my own skin and I think that just comes with the growing up that comes from becoming responsible for a new life.