Kids & Family:Parenting
Show Sponsor: Happy Homebirth Academy
Postpartum recovery is important for some people, but not everyone, right? Not for athletes, right?
Chelsea, a triathlete, thought that postpartum recovery would be simple for her body after her first. She assumed that she could push through the pain, having no idea that postpartum rest is critical.
Unfortunately, Chelsea’s body struggled for 12 weeks with on and off bleeding.
She resumed normal activities, including crunches and jumping jacks.
During Chelsea’s second pregnancy, her mother was diagnosed with a uterine prolapse.
She went into labor at the same time as she did with her first baby, so she assumed it would go similarly. It did not! In fact, Chelsea had her baby before the midwife’s arrival.
Once again, Chelsea resumed strenuous physical activity early, and this led to a bladder prolapse.
She sought help from a pelvic floor physical therapist, but her first experience with this was not ideal. Kegals were strongly recommended, which were not helping Chelsea’s situation.
Chelsea then found another PF PT who taught Chelsea to relax her pelvic floor. This made all of the difference and helped her recover.
Recovery postpartum is critical. If you are struggling with heaviness in your pelvic region, seek help!
Mentioned in This Episode:
Ep 96: Twin Sisters Experience Pregnancy and Homebirth Together
Ep 95: From Postpartum Psychosis to Postpartum Bliss
Ep 94: The Social Influencer's Happy Homebirth
Ep 93: The Fertility Awareness Method and Understanding Your Cycle
Ep 92: Learning That There's Something To Learn About Birth
Ep 91: Preparing for a Homebirth in a Time Crunch!
Ep 90: The Story Behind The 3 Pillars of a Happy Homebirth
Ep 89: Homebirth.com and a Homebirth Story!
Ep 88: Lindsey's Thoughtful, Meditative Birth
Ep 87: Gentle Hands Get the Job Done
Ep 86: From Valley to Mountain: Laura's Spiritual, Pain-Free Birth
Ep 85: A Midwife's Homebirth
Ep 84: Shared Decision Making With Dr. Brad Bootstaylor
Ep 83: Graduation and a Baby!
Ep 82: The Business of Midwifery
Ep 81: Bonding Interrupted: A Mother’s Persevering Love
Ep 80: A Sister's Virtual Birth Support During Covid-19
Episode 79: Plus Size Does Not Equal High Risk
Ep 77: Accepting the Realities of Birth