Meet Caila, founder of Balance Zen
What are the main differences women need to be aware of in terms of their exercise routines during pregnancy vs post-pregnancy?
During pregnancy we are focused on strength and balance as the body is expanding and the baby is growing. We’re also preparing for labor and working to build endurance for delivery. During the postpartum period the focus is a lot more restorative. Strength & balance remain top priority, but now we’re working on bringing the center of gravity back inward and allowing organs to shift back.
Meet Carli, founder of Inside & Out Motherhood
How has your understanding of your body and hormones changed post-pregnancy? I’m definitely more appreciative and impressed with everything our bodies go through and can do now. I never really understood what a huge impact our hormones have on our bodies - I knew to expect postpartum hair loss but I wasn’t prepared for just how much hair I would lose so quickly.
Meet Kelsey, founder of Belle Force and designer at Mother Oxford
My advice for those going through hormone changes during or post pregnancy is to know that some moments will feel perfect - like you’re living a sweet story you’ve heard or an idyllic photo of parenthood you’ve seen. And some will feel so foreign.