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Ep 04: The First 6 Weeks Postpartum

by Mar 6, 20180 comments

Episode 04: The First 6 Weeks Postpartum

In today’s episode we talk about the real deal with the first 6 weeks after giving birth. If you’re pregnant, early postpartum or know someone who is – you cannot miss this episode!

Key points discussed:

  • Common pelvic floor issues that shouldn’t be considered your new normal after giving birth
  • What the 6 week check up with your care provider really tells you about your physical recovery
  • How support during these early weeks can affect your recovery
  • The shift in focus from ‘mom’ to ‘baby’ postpartum and how this can affect how you feel
  • The realistic side of ‘self care’ postpartum
  • Tips of how to not loose yourself during this new journey of motherhood

Our take home for you is to know you are NOT alone in your postpartum experience. We want you to be armed with information before you give birth or soon after to help with your physical, mental and emotional recovery. #momshelpingmoms

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References and Resources:

1). What No One Tells You About Early Post-Pregnancy – Read Here

2). You’re Doing a Good Job Mama – Read Here

3). An Open Letter To Moms Stressing About Their Bodies and Their Bellies – Read Here

4). Do Moms Get To Live A Life They Love? – Read Here.

5). Video Interview: Top recovery tips for first 12 weeks postpartum – Read Here.  

6). Video Interview – Top tips for helping you recover the first 2 weeks postpartum – Read Here

7). Video – cesarean scar massage to help with healing – Read Here


Time Stamps:

1:48 – Some of our own physical experiences, as well as some clients – sharing, not scaring

9:00 – Jessie shares her feelings about her Caesarian scar

12:04 – Breastfeeding in the first 6 weeks

16:11 – Pelvic Health in the first 6 weeks

20:25 – Let’s talk about losing weight postpartum

25:43 – How to react to people who comment on your body

29:01 – The 6-week postpartum checkup and pelvic physiotherapy

33:46 – Moms need to talk with each other to share information and experiences

35:26 – Postpartum mental health

50:59 – Emotional health aspects of postpartum

55:18 – Self care and staying yourself through the process

59:54 – Life and relationship changes postpartum

1:04:59 – On the next episode of To Birth and Beyond…