There is SO much that goes on in pregnancy and after that no one tells you. Not your Dr. Not your sister. Not your best friend. As a regular practitioner of yoga I felt more things in my body than the average Joan. You can imagine the things you might experience and feel having 3 kids within a 3 year time span! These "things" that transpired in my 6 years of pregnancy and nursing, lead me to create my post baby bodyshops and have inspired me to share all of the glorious and gory details I've learned and experienced about the post-pregnancy body! Moms need a place to share freely, get some answers and just begin to understand what the hell is going on!
I found the most mysterious area of my post baby body to be that area encompassing the bellybutton and all things below. The spot below where the belt would go on my newly purchased high waisted pants designed to hold in all things that could no longer be contained. I went from having a solid "innie" to a well protruded "outie" even 10 months after the birth of my first child. The Dr. said that nursing would "flatten" my tummy. Nursing did help a bit but by 4:00pm I looked I was at least 5 months pregnant. My regular yoga practice had me feeling like a foreigner in my own body and pilates….. I couldn't even feel my abdominals, let alone ask them to do anything. It was as if parts of my body had gone to sleep and I couldn't wake them. So I began to study. I discovered that some muscles legitimately go to sleep while we're building humans and because of the way we live our lives in this culture those muscles never have an opportunity to wake up! This leaves moms peeing their pants (I needed diapers more than my infants), looking pregnant long after pregnancy is over, suffering from back or hip discomfort and sexually uncomfortable. My journey of healing, repairing and reconnecting to my body is what is shared in my bodyshops. Every mom deserves to feel and look like the rockstar they are! We build humans for crying out loud! We should CELEBRATE! but don't jump or laugh too hard you might pee :)
Too many moms accept their aches, pains and discomforts as some sort of sentence of motherhood. I am telling you that after having 3 kids in 3 years, in my not so young body, I nearly did the same. But I wanted to be able to go back to living life to its fullest. I wanted to be able to run, jump and laugh with my kids and have sex with my husband with absolutely no hesitations. So I studied. I found what worked. I did the work. and I am elated to share that I have all that I had hoped for! It is my mission to share Mom stuff, yoga stuff, family stuff and nutrition stuff, so that all of us Moms can be all we are capable of being!