Your post-pregnancy body
Your post-pregnancy body, even your very post-pregnancy body, looks and feels different.
But when is different “normal” and how do you know when something is just not right? What if you’re experiencing abdominal pain 6 weeks postpartum?
What’s your tummy supposed to look like? Is it normal to feel like that when you go to the bathroom? Will that always stick out / feel numb / not work / feel funny?
Firstly, more often than not, the childbirth part doesn’t go quite as we expected. And whether this is your first baby or your fifth, no birth is the same and your body may not react the same. Remember that Mother Nature really is pretty awesome, and your post-pregnancy body will heal, given time, rest and some love.
But many many women are living with issues that they really shouldn’t have to, and importantly, that can be helped, if you know what movements and exercises you should or shouldn’t be doing for your particular circumstances.
Let’s start with some perfectly normal (if not altogether pleasant) symptoms and feelings your post-pregnancy body may experience in the 0-8 weeks after you have your baby