They are missing the point! The FDA goes and does this with no long term trials. The immediate postpartum is a time for healing and connection. It is a time for our culture to step up and support mothers, not silence them. 🤬 It is no wonder that countries like Malaysia have extremely low PMADs at 3% as this culture places an emphasis on holistic healing and support for the initial 3-4 months postpartum by focusing on connection and nourishment (go read Mommy Plan). Our country needs to take a dose of humble pie and learn from other cultures and countries and listen to women. This drug is not healing. It is not even putting a bandaid on our current situation. 💚 #birthfit
Addition: Medication can be lifesaving in some cases. This post is in no way to shame humans for taking medication. However, this post was made to call out our government and the FDA for their lack of human values with these ginormous issues we as a country are facing.
Three trials (not a single long term), an unknown mechanism of action, and an increasing societal need to silence the sensitive women whose souls scream out NO when the veil is thinnest in the postpartum window = FDA-approved sedation for postpartum women. When women feel intensely, even if that experience is one of profound disconnection, IT IS FOR A REASON. That reason can range from physiologic imbalance like autoimmunity all the way to a felt expression of the wrongness of communities and tribes dismantled, leaving women alone to do the job that was once the collective’s. Drugging new mothers, what I myself specialized in during my conventional training, is a disturbing symptom of our struggle with feminine power and with the energy of emotions. Women have pain, they have fear, they have rage, and it is real, even if they collude in demanding that it be suppressed. There is a better way to put out the fire rather than simply trying to turn off the smoke alarm...especially when our next generation is in the house.
Jess of @birthfit_logan is on our BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar Staff. She also makes Utah and this world a brighter place. ・・・
W H Y C O R E? The core is our energy transfer, it houses and protects our major organs, it is our connection to intuition + personal power + nervous system. Pregnant, Postpartum, human or working with those who are...intentional core work is essential. Thanks to @the.studio.logan for allowing me to come share what I am so passionate about.💚 #birthfit#fitness#nutrition#mindset#connection#movementislife#unitedbylove
60416 March, 2019
Read this by @chewsfoodwisely
Let’s talk about what @birthfit isn’t.
It’s not a rush to get your pre-baby body back, because your body will never be the same after having a baby, and that’s not a bad thing.
It’s not a push your body to the limits to shed extra weight exercise routine because, in fact, those extra pounds are there purposely. And, thankfully, our bodies instinctually know exactly what to do and when to do it to grow your beautiful new baby.
BirthFit is not a competition with other moms in the group to see who can lose the most weight, do the most reps, have the cutest baby, or any other way we may compare ourselves.
It’s not even an “exercise class” per se... so what’s the point?
BIRTHFIT IS a safe space to connect with other mommies who are in the trenches with you. It is unconditional, nonjudgmental, “OMG you too?” discussion designed to empower you as a new or repeat mommy.
It’s reconnecting with your body after 40 (give or take) weeks of constant change and relearning (and establishing in some cases) mind-body connection.
It’s laying down foundational and functional movement. There’s a big difference in moving and moving well.
BIRTHFIT has a saying that “slow is fast”, which is something I’ll need constant reminding of on this postpartum journey I’m going on for the second time. The easy thing to do would be to numb out and crush it at the gym to try to hurry my body into whatever unrealistic expectation I’ve placed on it. However, with the help of @birthfit_houstonheights and @birthfithouston, this time I’ll be letting go, trusting the process, and moving my recovering body intentionally and safely. Postpartum is forever, so why rush? ❤️ #birthfit
Push ups? Yes, we got them. We do them on the ground, boxes, on the walls, on rings, anywhere that is appropriate. As our bellies grow throughout pregnancy we elevate our torso to a stack of plates, a bench, or boxes. As we introduce push ups postpartum, we first make sure we have a solid table top and bear position, then we introduced elevated push ups and work our way back to the ground. This progression may take months. And that’s okay. It takes time to heal.
Remember, you need a few (strict) push ups in the tank to have adequate strength to do a burpee or chaturanga in a sun A or B salutation. If you do not, you are asking a lot of your shoulder without an adequate base layer of strength. 📷: @birthfitfoxvalley#birthfit#fitness#nutrition#mindset#connection#community#pushup#prenatal#postpartum#unitedinlove#movementislife