Nothing prepares your body for the pain of labor. Jeez…..
That trauma alone is enough to put you on bed rest for 2 weeks.
I was pretty active through pregnancy, and I exercised up until the day before I went into the hospital for delivery.
I have posts on exercising during pregnancy, and trust me…it is so worth it.
Now post partum fitness is a whole new realm.
After your body has home through the trauma of labor and delivery, your joints are left like jelly.
For me, after about 2 weeks ,I was cleared by my doctor to commence gradual workout routines, as my body can tolerate.
At 3 weeks, when I finally began working out, boy, I thought my hip bones will give way. Every part of my body felt heavy.
The consolation for me was that I had just brought forth a human being, so I felt satisfied. And I understood with my body.
It has been through a lot.
To all the Mothers out there….. Y’all are the real MVPs!