Most women complain about a gazillion issues around their body, especially after birthing a child. I have to admit through the years I have done the same. But now, not so much. I eat well, I breastfeed and I walk regularly. I don’t over do it, I don’t stress about it and I am hanging in there.
A lot of the ease of recovery I can attribute to my pregnancy in the last trimester. I did yoga, ate raw when I could and I walked an average of 3.5 miles a day until I gave birth and I even walked 2 miles while in labor.
My yoga teacher and Doula, Sandy Trimarchi gave me the best advice I could have asked for (along with insisting I continue doing a full yoga practice, even when I was exhausted), “Labor is the hardest physical act you will ever do. You should be in the best shape of your life doing it.” And so she advised to kick it into high gear and I did.
I won’t say labor was easy, but I did get through the hard stuff in 6 hours and I was out of the hospital in under 24 hours.
Anyone can be healthy and to work towards a healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum body and mind. It is the exercise, the healthy raw diet and the ongoing positive mindset which has kept me going (even through Bells Palsy, a breached baby and a natural labor).
And check out the body to prove it!