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Postpartum hormones play a major role in affecting weight loss after baby. Hormones are those invisible little guys that can make or break your mood and your weight. Postpartum hormones are especially tricky because there is a roller coaster effect after having a baby, which can send us for a loop of adjustment. Understanding the how postpartum hormone levels ebb and flow after baby is a great start to managing these changes to help you lose the baby weight. After you give birth, progesterone and estrogen take a massive nose dive. This is essential to tell your body to produce breast milk. Your Oxytocin levels also go up for producing breast milk. This is a complete 180 after being pregnant with high levels of estrogen. These hormonal changes cause individual reactions in each mama that are unique to that mama. Some people function at their best with low estrogen and…

Correcting Diastasis Recti and ab separation after pregnancy can seem totally daunting, and almost depressing, but there are very specific Diastasis Recti correcting exercises you can to do really help your tummy go back to pre-baby status. The hardest part of healing your abs and putting things back in place is actually finding the time and space to do it! As a soon-to-be certified Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist, I can tell you that the exercises are actually very simple. It is the reconnecting of our minds and muscles that takes more patience than strength. My biggest piece of advice in correcting Diastasis Recti and ab separation after pregnancy is to have a lot of patience! I can’t even begin to explain how hard this is for me. I want to run, jump, squat and work hard. I want to burn off the baby weight ASAP after having a baby, and…

This is THE LIST of postpartum recovery tips that will have you healing quickly and thriving postpartum. Without any postpartum recovery tips, you can find yourself in a position like I did…totally shocked. I thought things would just go back to normal on their own. Well, some things do, and some things need a little help. So, take some time to read these smart postpartum recovery tips to have you feeling better and healing faster postpartum. I know they’ve really helped me through three postpartum recovery times, where I’ve really gotten the hang of how to help myself recovery quickly. Nourish With Healing Foods: So many blogs skip this on the list, not thinking about how your body uses food and nutrients to repair itself. This program goes into detail on healing foods for recovery postpartum, and it is so important. The only way to heal your body quickly is…

Finding the right gift for a pregnant women can actually be quite tricky because navigating the waters of baby gear and pregnancy items is a  lot to take on. I have some super brilliant and actually helpful gifts for pregnant women that I know your pregnant friend will actually NEED and love because I’ve been pregnant three times! These are the “things” that make life as a pregnant mama easier, and the challenges of a new mama more bare-able. I have two categories of gifts, one for pregnancy and on for postpartum because there are some amazing things for both stages! The Brilliant + Helpful Gift List For Pregnant Women: A Beauty Box Subscription: I think this is such an uplifting gift for postpartum mamas. Even if you only do a couple months while baby is new, it will help tremendously. As a new mama, you rarely get out to…

There are three major essentials for a fast postpartum recovery, if you want to completely heal your body fast, and allow your body to recover, gain strength and thrive postpartum. I believe a fast postpartum recover depends on nourishing yourself, rehabilitating yourself and ultimately strengthening your body again. I learned the hard way the essentials for a fast postpartum recovery because I didn’t focus on these components until I had my third baby. T Postpartum recovery is like healing from major surgery. Your body basically exploded a baby it carried for 9 months, it now needs special attention, nourishment and care to put itself back together. Think about this, your insides actually game out…this only happens if someone goes into surgery to get something removed…and that is a big deal. I created a whole program to help mamas nourish their bodies and heal their core and pelvic floor, as well…

Deciding when your body is ready to workout postpartum isn’t just up to your doctor, or the 6-week timeline. There are many other factors that play into whether your body is ready to start working out postpartum, especially if you are breastfeeding. In my program, I offer a workout plan based on being 6-weeks postpartum, as well as a safe workout routine for re-establishing core and pelvic floor muscles, so you will be rehabilitated for working out again. Here are 5 questions to ask, when deciding to start your postpartum workout routine: Did Your Doctor Approve? I have to say this one because it is essential to as a medical professional on anything concerning postpartum healing and working out after baby. I am not a health professional, but I do know you can ask your doctor about working out prior to the 6-week mark. My doctor knew me very well,…

The Postpartum Cure is the only postpartum recovery program that is more than postpartum weight loss. So much more. The program walks you through healing your body through proper nutrition, eating specifically for breastfeeding and milk supply, protecting and rehabilitating your core and pelvic floor, and ultimately helping you regain your strength and get fit again. No other postpartum recovery program goes over all of this. In this unique postpartum recovery program, I take you through Healing, Nutrition, Weight Loss and Fitness. First, we focus on healing + nourishing your postpartum body: I teach you to to properly NOURISH your body, so you can heal quickly, produce a healthy milk supply and lose the baby weight. This program is now available on GOOGLE PLAY, as an app!! I am so excited because it is much easier to navigate and work through the recipes and meal plan. The original program is…

A postpartum recovery plan that focuses on nutrition specifically for breastfeeding, while also allowing time for healing and slowly getting back in shape is so important! Learning to embrace the changes, while also nourishing your body specifically for breastfeeding is the way to go when embarking on a postpartum recovery plan. There are three components that are super important when embarking on a postpartum recovery plan. Many people have put together quick diets, general meal ideas and workouts to help mamas lose the baby weight quickly, but a full recovery plan goes into much more detail than a quick weight loss plan. The three most important components are HEALING, NOURISHING and STRENGTHENING. I am going to go into more detail on each of these three areas, which are all fully covered in-depth in my program. First, let’s talk about just healing postpartum: Your body needs time, rest and nutrients to…

I had the awkward privilege of going through physical therapy postpartum for “down there” after my first baby. I was not happy about it, but it was totally necessary. Not many mamas head to physical therapy after baby, and I think many more should if they can afford it, or have the insurance to cover it. Physical therapists, especially those who specialize in postnatal care, can help tremendously. Knowing whether you need physical therapy can be hard to decide, and sometimes you have to express to your doctor that you believe you need it, otherwise it will never be mentioned. For me, I knew something wasn’t right after my 6-week check up. I was given the thumbs up, but I was totally scared. I felt like everything had closed all the way up…and I felt nauseous just thinking about it. Without going into too much detail, I wasn’t romping around…

Immediately after vaginal birth, there is a lot of care for your lady bits that may not be expected if this is your first time having a baby. I was clueless to the aftermath, and I wish I researched some proper care techniques before being completely reliant on the nurses to advise me. Three babies later, I’ve had some experience healing and caring for that area. It isn’t fun, but there are some ways you can make things feel better and heal faster. First, Take All The Things From The Hospital: Sure, you can grab some extra squirt bottles, Witch Hazel pads and Dermoplast prior to giving birth, because you will need lots of it, but you can get most of it from the hospital, or birthing center. I took cans of Dermoplast, two squirt bottles, extra hospital undies (don’t wear real underwear, it will most likely get ruined), witch…

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