The essentials of postpartum workout are more than weights and yoga mats. Postpartum workouts are very different from your standard workouts because you just delivered a baby…I mean, working out after baby is super important, and there’s a lot to consider, so I am going to go over exactly what you need to start your postpartum workout routine.
Postpartum anxiety isn’t as common a subject as postpartum depression is (yet), but we’re finally starting to hear a little more about this other struggle many of us face as new moms. I think one of the reasons it’s been so ignored for so long is that it’s perfectly NATURAL to have some worries as a first time mom, and therefore these fears are often brushed off as normal.
I don’t know about you but my pelvic floor has never really returned to its pre pregnancy condition.(At least, not before I learned about Hypopressive Pelvic Floor Exercises! But I’m getting ahead of myself.)
So my pelvic floor wasn’t in great shape postpartum –
Which is hardly surprising if you think about it.
My husband didn’t eat for 26 hours when our first kiddo was born, and he was stuck in the same underwear and socks for three days. Not to mention he slept in a chair without a pillow for three nights. We had (sort of) packed a hospital bag for me and for babe… but had totally over looked packing anything in the hospital bag for DADDY.
Waddling around feels like enough of a workout when you’re in your third trimester! However, up until that point (and even then), daily intentional movement is really great for both you and baby.
Most people don’t automatically think of exercise and pregnancy together, but they make a great pair when done right.
Everything you need to know about diet for weight loss while breastfeeding This is a guest post by Jane from …
Travelling changed me, marriage changed me, loss changed me. Anxiety did as well, and disappointment. Even blogging changed me. Learning more about who God and what He thinks about me has certainly changed me. Most of these things brought subtle, slow changes that became evident over time. I didn’t even notice them at first.
But becoming a mother – becoming a mother has changed me so completely and so drastically that I couldn’t help but notice.