Today was our last Mama-Baby spin class at Spin Society.
Exercise during this maternity leave has been so meaningful because it has helped me get back to movement and kept my mental health in a really positive place (so has my chubby baby).
Hard to imagine it’s almost been 10 months, this leave has gone by in a true flash. But it began coming off of an extremely difficult pregnancy.
By the end of my pregnancy with Fionn, walking was excruciating. So was getting in and out of a chair, or bed. Or the car. The shower was impossible without help!
I *wish* I had known to seek out the help of a physiotherapist, to at least alleviate this pain, but our pain can so often be minimized. I figured this was part of the deal.
Turns out I had Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), which is reported in just over 30% of pregnant women. So if you are in a lot of pain during your pregnancy, this could very well be the cause.
Yeah, some discomfort is unavoidable but don’t just accept pain and suffering as part of the deal!
And if you’re wondering: the pain went away IMMEDIATELY after birth for me. Like, I walked from the birthing pool to my bed and felt less pain *just* after birthing my guy than I had in the months before 😮
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