Here's what they won't tell you about postpartum mental health ...
>> No one can really prepare you for the roller coaster of emotions you feel after having your little one. <
... Whether you like being at the front of the race or sailing at the back, these emotions are always present and relevant to your postpartum health.
* It's okay to let him out on this mom walk! *
>> True talk: if you don't talk about what's going on in these early postpartum stages, it tends to stick. <
What a lot of these emotions, thoughts and reactions boil down to is stress.
Stress plays a major role in the functionality of the body.
It's important to learn how to deal with stress so that your cup doesn't overflow, leaving you with anxiety, exhaustion, and exhaustion.
>> Take a moment to stop, breathe and introduce yourself. Let your breathing help you begin to recognize what you are feeling in your body. <
Take this with you throughout life, because once you're postpartum, you're still postpartum.
In this live conversation about postpartum mental health with Coach Jen, we talk about:
- Postpartum hormonal changes
- Stress triggers
- How to deal with stress
While you are strapped in anticipation looking over the hill you are about to descend, I encourage you to do it hands-free!
Let go of the guilt, expectations, and excuses that weigh you down. In the midst of all this chaos, make sure you find some time for yourself so that you can enjoy this thrilling adventure… because it will be the time of your life.
And if you want to make your postpartum self a priority while healing your body through movement… then I would like you to join Core Rehab. Click >>HERE<< for more information.
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If you thought that being pregnant was a one way ticket to frumpsville - think again ! It’s time to embrace those extra curves and rock your bump. This is your opportunity to get creative with your clothes, and to create a look that will take you right through to the birth of your little one.
You may not remember the last time you saw your feet, but trust us, right now you look amazing, and it’s time to show the world !
Your changing body shape gives you free reign to try out a whole range of styles that you would never have considered BP ( before pregnancy ). Of course, it’s important to balance feeling comfortable with looking totally awesome, but by getting the basics right you’ll be rocking your own pregnancy style before you know it.
In recent years many more retailers have started stocking maternity ranges, so you can still shop your favourite brands such as H
The great thing about your bump is that you don’t have to spend a fortune, a few key pieces will provide the foundation of your pregnancy look, and you can then build it up from there.
A comfortable pair of maternity jeans - there are some great ones on the market right now, choose from genres that go under your bump, or ones that go over it – these may make you feel like Simon Cowell, but you’ll be super comfortable, and no one else will know ! Darker coloured jeans are great for both daytime, and for evenings out.
Maternity vest tops – these are worth grabbing in a few colours as you’re sure to wear them again and again throughout your pregnancy. As they keep your bump covered, they’re perfect for layering with favourite non-maternity items such as blazers and open shirts.
Put together an effortless weekend look by combining your maternity pantalons with a black vest top, and then accessorise, accessorise, accessorise ! Add pops of colour with accessories such as circle scarves and chunky necklaces to sweat your look together. Pair this with a blazer and pumps if you fancy looking a bit smarter, or stay casual with an open shirt over the top and your favourite trainers.
If you’ve always run scared of stripes, now’s the time to embrace them, they’ll look amazing on your bump. This is the time to show off your bump, and a tight, striped top or dress will do just that.
So that’s your causal wardrobe sorted, but how about work ? If you’re starting to panic on a Monday morning as you try on every item in your wardrobe to find something to wear that not only fits, but is also suitable for work, we can help.
Pencil skirts are your new BFF, well at least for pregnancy anyway. These beauties will keep you covered up, avantager your bump, and you’ll look amazing wearing it. Simplify getting ready for work even more by opting for a pencil dress, that way you don’t even need to worry about matching it with a top – sorted !
Wearing wrap dresses, and jumper dresses is also a great way to allie looking smart at work, but staying comfortable.
Planning a night out, but have no clue what to wear ? If in doubt, keep it simple. In the photo above Giovanna Fletcher is off to meet Prince Charles, and styles amazing in a black dress and black pumps. As stunning as her outfit is we’re pretty sure it must be very comfortable too, and if that’s good enough to wear to meet royalty, it’s definitely acceptable to wear on a night out with our friends.
Of course, one of the most important parts of your pregnancy wardrobe is an item that won’t be on display, that’s right it’s the humble maternity bra. The importance of this essential bit of coffret is not to be underestimated, especially as it’s not just your bump that will be growing bigger !
A well fitted, comfortable maternity bra will keep you supported, without digging into you. During pregnancy underwired bras are not recommended, so having the right support is even more important. Don’t forget to get measured regularly, as your bra size is likely to increase a few times during your pregnancy. Whatever your maternity style, the main thing to consider is how you feel in what you’re wearing, if it makes you feel good, and it’s comfortable then go for it.