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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…

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…

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,…

I’ve finally gotten smart, and learned 4 ways you can prepare for postpartum recovery.  The postpartum recovery phase can be shocking and scary if you aren’t prepared for the messy details that are included with your new little bundle. After three babies, I can tell you four things that will help you recover, and ultimately survive and thrive in the fourth trimester. If you properly prepare for everything that happens after you have a baby, you can emotionally, mentally and physically deal with all the difficulties, knowing exactly what is going on, rather than feeling like you jumped into a lake, and are barely keeping your head above water. Let’s go over 4 smart things you can do, to prepare and handle postpartum recovery: Do a Postpartum Recovery Plan: With my first two pregnancies, I did not do this. Bad decision. My first two are only 18 months apart, and…

Six weeks postpartum is a big milestone, but it also comes with sometimes some new and unnerving experiences that I know I wasn’t ready for at all. When baby first arrives, six weeks feels so far away. Everything is new, exciting and exhausting. But, I promise, before you know it, you will be walking into your doctor’s office, or meeting with your midwife to get the all-clear for normal life. The all-clear is the exciting part, but the reality after can be unnerving and surprising because you don’t always feel “all-clear.” My third postpartum experience has by far been the best one. I actually felt all-clear, had a great healing experience (not to mention super fast delivery), mostly because of all the nutrition and fitness lessons I learned. I put together a super unique, postpartum recovery program that goes over how to nourish your body postpartum for recovery. Your body…

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…

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…

Smoothies are a great tool for boosting milk supply, as well as giving your body the nutrients it needs to heal and repair after baby. There is so much happening during the 4th trimester, and your body will be so happy you’ve given it all the nutrients it needs! In my program, The Postpartum Cure, I offer 20 healing smoothie recipes, 20 super salad recipes full of antioxidants and healing agents, 20 healing snack recipes, and 20 amazing postpartum dinner recipes. In addition to that, I take you through how to heal your body, the NECESSARY pelvic floor and core exercises to regain strength, and a postpartum fitness plan that will help you lose the baby weight fast. There is no program out there like this, that first teaches you to nourish and strengthen your body before embarking on a fitness program. Please read more about my personal experience with…

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 are  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…

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