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Honest Postpartum Talks

Last night we had a dress fitting for our little sisters wedding.


โ€ฆMy heart ached as Mary Angela stood in the dress staring at her reflection at a body that whilst is doing such an ๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™ฏ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™—, feels so foreign to herโ€ฆ the breastfeeding boobs, the swollen tummy (yet another infection), the tired eyes.



At 7 weeks pp after twins I just want to hug her and tell her you are going to be ok - you will get there โ€ฆ but itโ€™s very hard to see anything else when you feel your โ€œhereโ€ and not โ€œthereโ€.







๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ ๐จ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ 


Postnatal recovery is so so dependant on so many different factorsโ€ฆ pelvic pain, birth trauma, wound healing , infections, emotional trauma, support networks.


But a factor that plays a ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ฒ role in a Mums postnatal recovery is the baby/babies themselves.


  • Babies with reflux/colic

  • Babies with intolerances

  • Babies requiring hospital admissions

  • Babies losing weight

  • Babies not sleeping

  • Babies and other small kids at home

  • Multiple babies


All of the above adds such additional stress to an already exhausted Mum! How on earth can you even think about recovery?!


It is so so hard not to compare. Looking at other mums back exercising. Or babies lying softly in their mothers arms. Content. Whilst perhaps your baby extends, arches, cries them self sore.


๐ˆ๐ญ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ.


Iโ€™ve been there with Maggie Grace - she was such a difficult baby and Iโ€™m not afraid to say it.It makes that postnatal recovery a hell of a lot harder.


But to any mum with that โ€œdifficult babyโ€ or โ€œdifficult postnatal circumstancesโ€ I want to shine a light for you.


๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ.

๐—œ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ โ€œ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒโ€.

๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—”๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ โ€œ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒโ€.


Sometimes itโ€™s just a tougher mountain to climb - but you will be a hell of a lot stronger at the top.


Would love for mummies to share their own postnatal recovery experience. Letโ€™s support each other, ending with โ€œI got thereโ€ or โ€œIโ€™m getting thereโ€.


All my love,

Kathy

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