CONNECT WITH BRITANY
WISDOM FROM BRITTANY
1. You are becoming a whole new person, so go slow and be gentle with yourself. The only way to become a mom is to live it.
2. Measure your age as a mom the way you do your baby’s age. Maybe you’re a 28-year-old or 36-year-old woman, but you’re only a 2-day-old or 6-month-old mother. You’re learning alongside your baby, so show yourself patience and grace.
3. Set a few simple, lifegiving priorities to support yourself in the fourth trimester. These might be prioritizing your healing, bonding with your baby, breastfeeding, getting adequate sleep/rest, etc.
4. Take your stool softeners and ask your doctor for a referral to a pelvic floor PT if you have any extended pain or discomfort. You don’t have to live with it.