Exercise does not guarantee an easy birth. And not exercising doesn’t doom you to a tough birth.
In the world of postpartum fitness and pelvic health, a fixed mindset leads people to fall into a comparison trap or catastrophize missed workouts and flare-ups in pelvic health symptoms. In this post, I offer concrete suggestions to cultivate a positive growth mindset.
“Listen to your body!”
Who else has been given this advice??
I’m guessing if you’ve been pregnant, you’re raising your hand.
Knowledge is power and the more you know about what to expect postpartum, the better you will be able to advocate for your own heath and healing.
Baby Boy Jawad is due towards the end of April. And with hundreds of hours of continuing education under my belt and a lot of life lessons to boot, this pregnancy looks a lot different than my first pregnancy.
I had no idea how my athletic choices during pregnancy and my physical tendencies would impact my labor experience (if they did, but they probably did). And I really didn’t understand that my self-competitive mindset had no place in the delivery room.