Did you know that Postpartum has three phases? 6-12 hours after labor, the first 6 weeks after the baby is born and then 6 months after the baby has been born. Heck, when I finally started my period after I had Liam, I referred to my body as being “13 months Postpartum”. So really, Postpartum can last as long as you want it to.
No matter how you choose to look at it; “The Fourth Stage of Labor”, “The Fourth Trimester” or just postpartum in general, your body just spent 9 months growing another human being… It’s going to take sometime to bounce back!
Whether you gained 50lbs (that would be me) or 15lbs, your uterus has a placenta sized wound to heal. On top of healing your own body, you are also adjusting to less sleep, feeding another human being (either from your own body or with a bottle) and living life with a new addition that not only wants your attention but needs you to survive.
With all the being said, it’s okay if you don’t fit back into your “regular clothes” 2 weeks after giving birth. Enjoy taking things easy and wearing your favorite pair of sweats. It’s okay if you are rocking depends and mesh panties for a month and a half too. However…
While I am totally Team Stretchy Pants, I do think that us mothers need to prioritize ourselves (mentally, emotionally and physically) not only for ourselves but for our partner as well.
- Grab a girlfriend to go with you and hold your baby while you get your nails done.
- Find a family friendly Chiropractor who has available staff that can pause their work and hold your baby for 10 minutes.
- Hop online and order yourself a pair of Kindred Bravely’s High Waisted Nursing Leggings! (Pictured below) These leggings are buttery soft and go great with your favorite maternity or nursing top. Not only will they boost your confidence when you wear them but your partner will appreciate how good your butt looks. View Here and use code SHAWKB20 for 20% off your entire order until 3/31/19.
These leggings provide support for your growing belly.
Are so buttery soft that even the most sensitive stretching skin will love them.
The super wide, soft, waste band rises above your postpartum tummy, ensuring that it won’t dig into your healing belly or irritate your C-section incision.
These leggings allow greater coverage and modesty whether you are nursing in public or with your friends and family.
This nursing tank not only comes in TEN SIZES (including two different bust sizes) but is the softest nursing tank I have ever worn. The fabric is SUPER high quality and you won’t feel like you are walking around in your underwear if someone stops by unannounced or if you have to take your top off at a family dinner (we can thank baby for that one!) This tank comes fully equipped with adjustable traps, removable padding and of course molded clips to make nursing or pumping a breeze. View Here and use code SHAWKB20 for 20% off your entire order until 3/31/19.
If you are looking for a cute set of PJs to wear after labor, or even just at home, look no further! The Amelia Nursing & Maternity Pajamas Set. The top has a stretchy U shaped neck for easy pull down access for breastfeeding. The bottoms have a 2 inch wide waste band that will sit comfortably under your baby bump and the wide boot-cut pant is perfect for pulling over mesh panties or depends. View Hereand use code SHAWKB20 for 20% off your entire order until 3/31/19.
Be sure to treat yo self mama, you deserve it!