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Finding the right gift for a pregnant women can actually be quite tricky because navigating the waters of baby gear and pregnancy items is aΒ  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…

Finding your pelvic floor muscles postpartum is not always easy because the mental connection with the brain and the muscles gets weakened after pregnancy and birth. Pregnancy and childbirth cause damage to the muscles and connective tissues in the pelvic floor, which also makes it hard to mentally connect to these muscles. Finding your pelvic floor muscles again, post child birth, can seem overwhelming if you’ve tried to contract and been unsuccessful. I remember when I laid down to work on my core and pelvic floor, and I felt like I HAD NO IDEA where those muscles went. Almost like I lost control of them all together. The whole situation creeped me out so much, I just decided to come back to it later…too long later. The first step you can take to find your pelvic floor muscles again is to simply stop the flow of urine. I personally had…

Yoga is a wonderful, gentle technique to start introducing strength back into your life postpartum. Especially before the 6-week mark, as a way to reconnect your mind to the muscles that have been weekened. Previously I was a Pilates instructor, which is very similar to Yoga in terms of the type of strength. The breathing techniques and poses are different, but all in all, both do wonders for mamas healing after birth. Here areΒ  6 Yoga poses that will help your postnatal body start to feel alive again: Child’s Pose and Kegels: Do the pose she explains, then when facing downward, practicing inhaling, then exhaling and contracting your pelvic floor muscles. Think of stopping yourself from using the bathroom, and continue each contraction into zipping up your lower core muscles. Pelvic Rocking: We call these pelvic tilts in Pilates. You want to lie on your back, knees bent and feet…

Postpartum recovery isn’t a pretty picture, and there are some not so fun aspects to healing and getting better. I personally have been through three births now, and three recovery times. In all my postpartum healing seasons. I have determined what I think is the worst part. This part is the most uncomfortable and scary. It is the aspect where your body feels totally weak, and unlike your body at all. To me, this is even more frightening than postpartum intercourse (which freaked me out after all my babies!), the postpartum period (not so fun), or the 6-week check up. The weakness, and unfamiliar body lasts for quite some time, unless you properly strengthen your body. I wasn’t aware of this until I finally tapped into my Pilates knowledge and went through some physical therapy. Talk about shocking if you try to hit the gym at 6-weeks postpartum, and your…

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