Honoring your body (& its changing shapes) through pregnancy and postpartum

When we think of pregnancy and women’s bodies after giving birth, there is so much pressure in our society to look a certain “radiant” way, have the “pregnancy glow”, and then to “bounce back” to your pre-baby body quickly. 

If you ask me, that's totally messed up and destructive to any mama's self-esteem, BUT it's still the reality we live in and it's a big point of frustration, emotional hardship, and pain for so many women.

Last week, I had the tremendous pleasure to interview my friend and colleague Jamie Greenwood on one of the most important topics for pregnant women and new mamas: how to continue to honor your own body while it may not feel so great, while its shape is changing completely (& probably forever), and while it may feel exhausted from building and then caring for a newborn. 

Jamie Greenwood is a 

Jamie Greenwood is a life coach who's passion is coaching driven, soulful women to reconnect with themselves for greater presence in their lives, peace in their hearts and power in the world. She is also a featured speaker and trainer for companies across the US and her writings have been featured on The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, and Tiny Buddha.

This interview is so full of information, tips and compassion from two women who are pregnant themselves right now (Jamie is about to give birth to her first and I am half way through my second pregnancy :)). 

In the interview we chat about: 

  • how to feel more present in your life NOW and finding a way to feel good NOW
  • why is self-acceptance, especially when it comes to our bodies and even during pregnancy, so difficult for so many women in our society? (Jamie goes way deeper than just blaming the media)
  • how to stand above society's expectations for pregnant women and new moms and instead focus on yourself
  • What are Jamie's top tools that women can use to regain confidence and honor their own bodies no matter what they look like? Where does one start?

Watch the interview here: 

I hope you enjoy this interview, love and please share with your fellow pregnant and new mama friends. They will love you for it. 

If you want to find out more about Jamie and connect with her, check out her website at www.jamieliving.com

Warmly, 

Caroline

 

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