Throwing it back as is the done thing on instagram.
I look at this and I feel sorry for her.
I was just off to an NCT meet I believe. What’s so bad about that I hear you say...🧐 well does this sound familiar..... Off in the car, drive nervously while baby screaming, find a space, unpack pram, extract newborn baby, panic about forgetting things, sit in boiling hot coffee shop, order coffee (why’s no one else drinking coffee...oh they CAN breastfeed) sit with fractious baby before other NCTers toddle off after about 20 minutes. Worry that I’ve been judged for everything. Overthink. Back to the car park, reload car etc etc etc
Now I’d say, ‘don’t feel you have to go if you don’t want to. Do something you enjoy, huddle up with your baby’. But you’re so keen to do the ‘right’ thing in the early days aren’t you?
I don’t want to seem like a Debbie Downer but little things like this built up into major anxiety and then wham bam PND. Anyone with newborns do what YOU want and listen to your inner voice.
So happy to announce the launch of #TheMomMethod Workshop series! If you’re on Mat Leave, join us!
Movement + Education. Connect with your community of fellow Toronto Mamas. Join us with your babe, this March in the cozy gorgeous studio space at @889Community @rebirth_wellness
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#Repost @sarahtessierdoula. I have been so fortunate to meet post natal doula Sarah Tessier. She’s building a business and supporting mothers in such an authentic and beautiful way. She’s trying to collect stories of mothers who’ve really embraced their mothermoom (the period of time after having a baby where you just nest, bond and fall in love with your baby). If you’ve got a story you can share please message her and share your words. Here’s what Sarah has to say...
What I love even more than a good birth story is hearing women’s mothermoon stories I love hearing about women pulling up the drawbridge after giving birth and the difference it’s made.
I’d love to share as many positive postnatal stories as possible so if you’d like to share yours leave a comment below or send me dm and let’s talk
Mini squats with mom is exhausting. Retraining your brain to re-connect with muscles is exhausting but totally worth it!! Work on glute strength to support your core Now #naptime
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+ T R A I N H A P P Y + Meet Joanna. She’s mum to two gorgeous kids, and her youngest was 4 months old when she enrolled in The Warrior Method PT sessions. She’s not training for a 5k, she’s not trying to impress anyone, she doesn’t feel pressurised to do exercise and she’s not looking to break any records. Quite simply, Joanna has chosen to improve her fitness for herself and her family. Her goals are to be strong enough to cope with the growing demands of her children and to feel healthier in herself. The added bonus is she also feels more confident and really feels rejuvenated by spending an hour a week on herself.
Since starting, her mobility has improved, stomach muscle separation is being worked on and there’s no doubt that she’s getting fitter and stronger. Baby weight has melted off and we’ve discovered she has a talent for boxing! This is one feisty mama!
If you’re looking to get back into or to start exercising, our top tips are:
Surround yourself with supportive people.
If you’ve got an injury, it’s worth making sure the exercise you do isn’t going to make things worse. Especially if you’re a mum, get checked for stomach muscle separation before you embark; you don’t want to make things worse.
If you’ve no idea where to start, enlist the help of a personal trainer. Interview several to make sure you find one you feel comfortable with. They will help motivate you, provide you with exercises right for your goals and current fitness level and make it fun!