Mother’s Day 0

Friday 29th March, 2019 | Lifestyle |

Happy Mother’s Day đź’•

Some of the most powerful and influential woman in the world are Mums: Michelle Obama, The Queen and BeyoncĂ© – but no one is as important or influential as your own mum.

Relationships with our mothers aren’t always the most straightforward (lets face it, we’ve all been through that rebellious stage) but our mum always remain by our side. It’s easy to take our loved ones for granted sometimes, so that why we wanted to celebrate Mother’s Day in true MYA style and spread the love for all the hard work and sacrifices that mums across the world make on a daily basis.

We understand that Mother’s Day can be a difficult day for some, so lets make today about celebrating the wonderful and empowering women in our lives, whether that’s your mum, grandma, sister, friend or aunt. When women support women, incredible things happen, so let’s be each other’s support systems!

 

We interviewed some of the head strong and wonderful MYA mums about Motherhood and here’s what they had to say:

Cath – MYA Patient

Cath is 33 weeks pregnant with her first child and had a breast enlargement with MYA a year ago. Check out her Instagram journey @c.d.r91 !

1) What does being a mother mean to you?

Being a mother means so much to me especially as I didn’t have a mother in my life when I was growing up. This made me want to be everything my mum wasn’t and be someone my son looks up to and respects. This, as well as making amazing memories with and building a stable family unit. I aim to be my son’s best friend and be someone who is there no matter what. My Nan played a very important role in my life and she taught me to be respectful of others and helped me learn how to show my compassionate side.

2)How would you sum up motherhood in 3 words?

Unconditional, love & support.

3)What excites you the most about being a mother?

Everything but the nappies! I can’t wait to have a little human to bring up and raise well and teach to become a little gentleman. I can’t wait for all the cute clothes and the family holidays and teaching him important life lessons as well as holidays with my friends and their children.

4)Do you think becoming a mother in today’s society is harder?

I’m only just becoming a mother, but I would say there is a lot of pressure and high expectations from society and unfortunately there are people out there that want others to fail. Having said that, there is a lot of support from the NHS during pregnancy, which is great. I feel that social media can be amazing for awareness and information but can also be bad for the added pressure and to make everything seem perfect and for others to criticise.

5)What advice would you give to women who are thinking about having cosmetic surgery but don’t know whether to wait till after having children?

Well, I didn’t plan on having my first baby so soon after surgery (had surgery in February 18 and was pregnant by the August) but sometimes you can’t plan. My advice would be to speak to your surgeon about all your concerns and be completely honest if you plan on having children in the near future and see what they say they advise. Always listen to your surgeon and discuss both options as a possibility!

Clare – Patient Coordinator

Clare is mother to a little girl and works at MYA as a Patient Coordinator at the Fitzroy clinic in London, she has also had a rhinoplasty and breast enlargement with MYA.

 

1)What does being a mother mean to you?

Motherhood is rewarding and challenging at times, but becoming a mother changes your life and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

2)Has your relationship with your body changed since becoming a mother?

Becoming a mother helped me to appreciate my body more and stop focusing on the things that I don’t like. I’m in awe with my body’s strength, it went through so much and created a life.

3)Do you think it’s important to be honest with your children about having cosmetic surgery?

100%, when my daughter is old enough to understand I will tell her about my procedure. I think it’s a personal choice as to who you tell, but I would want complete transparency with my daughter about this, so that she doesn’t have an unrealistic idea of beauty and body image that could negatively affect her in the future. If my daughter ever wanted to have cosmetic surgery I would make sure she understood that surgery is not a decision to be taken lightly and would want her to know that she has my support in anything she decides to do so that she never feels alone.

4)Do you think society is more accepting of the changes to your body during pregnancy?

Yes and no. Things can be really contradictory in today’s society, on one hand you have so much photoshopping and filtering of stretch marks and cellulite and on the other hand you have people celebrating these changes but shaming anyone who wants to change something they dislike. I do think things are slowly going in the right direction. No one should ever feel ashamed of their body after pregnancy, but they should also never feel ashamed of wanting to change anything they’re unhappy with.

5)What advice would you give to women who are thinking about having cosmetic surgery but don’t know whether to wait till after having children?

Do what you feel is right for you. For me, having surgery before having children was 100% the right thing as I had no idea when/if I was planning to have children. I had spent years of thinking about having a breast enlargement and rhinoplasty and just wanted to stop worrying about the insecurities I had about my breasts and my nose.

Jodeci – MYA Patient

Jodeci is mother to her 3 year old daughter Aaliyah, she had a breast enlargement with MYA in 2016 and you may recognise her from our photoshoot last year. Check out her Instagram Journey @jodeci_km!

1)How would you sum up motherhood in 3 words?

Amazing, Overwhelming and a Privilege.

2)Did motherhood change the way you view your life?

Becoming a mother massively changed my outlook on life and the things I am grateful for. It makes you view everything so differently and realise what is actually important in life!

3) What is the best piece of advice you would give to new Mums?

Just to be patient and embrace every day as it comes.

4)If your daughter wanted to have cosmetic surgery in the future, how would you approach the subject?

I’d discuss it with my daughter with an open mind and take in to account how she felt and fully support her if she wanted the same procedure doing.

5) Did your relationship with your body change during pregnancy?

I was lucky to not gain much weigh, but my breasts completely changed after pregnancy, they decreased by two cup sizes and lost all of their shape. This really affected my confidence, so I decided to have a breast enlargement to feel like me again.

Emma – Patient Bookings Adviser

Emma is mother to two young children and works at our Head Office, as a Team Leader in the Patient Bookings department. Emma may have spoken to you on the phone when you initially called to book a consultation- she has also had a breast enlargement.

1)Did motherhood change you or anything in your life?

Motherhood changed everything in my life, from my relationships with others, to the time I have for myself, when you become a mother you learn to be selfless.

2)Do you think society is more accepting of the changes to your body during pregnancy ?

Yes definitely, people are more open to discuss their insecurities open and honestly, which helps to educate that changes like stretch marks and cellulite are normal and everyone has them.

3)Has your relationship with your body changed since becoming a mother?

Yes definitely there is a lot of changes that happen to your body during pregnancy but the gift that you get at the end of it is well worth it. Every woman deserves to feel confident and this shouldn’t stop just because you are a mum, if you are happy and confident then this is going to transfer to your children.

4)Did your breasts change due to pregnancy?

Yes, I was so self-conscious about my breasts after I’d had children that I didn’t even want to breast feed in public. They were very small beforehand anyway, but they completely lost all fullness . I joke that the children sucked the life out of them -but having a breast enlargement fixed that problem!

5)What advice would you give to patients who are worried about telling their children they’ve had cosmetic surgery?

I would say, you made the decision that was right for you. You wouldn’t be the confident person you are today if you hadn’t had the procedure, so there is nothing to be ashamed of. Let’s pass the empowering message on to our children, that we all have the right to do what we want with our bodies and to never let anyone stop us from making our own decisions.

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