Sometimes, new moms suffer from what we call “help fatigue.”
While in postpartum, we DEPEND on the help of other people, and so when it comes to physical recovery, some women hesitate because they know it means they’ll need help – hands-on help, help watching the kids, or maybe just emotional support.
Or, maybe they hesitate because they think their partners won’t get it. Maybe they feel guilty taking time for themselves. Or, maybe they get pushback from their partners! It’s not that bad. You don’t have to rush it.
Recently we surveyed our Devoted Mamas community and saw 72 percent of moms said their partners don’t understand their postpartum challenges.
Which is quite a lot! We see so many moms not fully recovering in postpartum in part due to their partners, so that’s why we’re tackling it today.
We’ll talk about why postpartum fitness and recovery is so important, questions to ask yourself and your partner, and how, ultimately, feeling like “yourself” again ultimately comes down to YOU.
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Looking for support to stay active during your pregnancy or start your postpartum recovery? Here are some options to get you started on a great path forward:
1) Take the Pelvic Floor & Core Strength Quiz. After taking the quiz, you'll get a score and based on your results, guidance on what steps to take to move you forward in your recovery.
3) If you're pregnant, want to be way more active than you have been, AND want connection with other mothers, but don't know where to start…join the Expecting to Flourish™ Membership - a mom-driven and expert-guided virtual space empowering moms with a new approach to prenatal fitness and birth prep that actually prepares you for the physical and emotional hurdles of motherhood.
If you’re postpartum and ready to get moving, need to heal your body but you don’t know where to start…join us for Postpartum Repair & Restore LIVE, a science-backed and fun-stacked, Diastasis and Pelvic Floor Strength program. Start healing your diastasis and eliminating leaking in 8 weeks or less with our guidance.
4) Do you prefer working one-on-one, or have a high risk pregnancy, a severe diastasis or leaking that won’t quit? You might be a candidate to work with us privately. To find out, take this quick self assessment! If you qualify, you'll be invited to schedule a complementary Postpartum Strategy Session with us where we'll take a good look at what's not working in your repair process, and come up with a great plan just for you.