I was on another training course and was asked “what’s your biggest fear when working with postnatal clients?”
Many of the group replied with the usual physical worries and fears that we see postnatally; diastasis recti, or women that have had traumatic births.
I’ve researched for years, studied, read books and articles and been on countless trainings .... but I’ve not had a baby.
It’s easy to look at a diagram of separated abdominals and learn the exercises to fix it, but do these women believe me?! I don’t know what it feels like so why should they?! That’s my biggest fear.
Working with postnatal mums has been the most rewarding, humbling and challenging journey so far. I learn something from these mums every day that a textbook or manual cannot teach you. I work hard to earn their trust and ask only that they’re patient. It takes 9 months to make a miracle and there is no time limit or rule on how long it should take to restore your core afterwards.. I’m not a Mum yet (one day) so until then I’ll keep reading, listening, researching and learning from the inspiring women around me. And hopefully one day, all those motherhood secrets will be unlocked... and I’ll truly understand and feel every sensation that I talk about and teach!
To all mothers out there ... you’re seriously badass 💪🏼