Are you wondering how you can restore your energy, strength, and stability while balancing the demands of motherhood?
Ah, the token question asked by so many moms. In postpartum, things look a little different compared to your pre-pregnancy days. You may be starting to wonder why your body doesn't seem to be recovering as quickly (leaving you feeling heavy, stiff, tired, painful). Your sleep patterns seem to be forever changed (will 8 hours ever come back again?!). Your brain feels foggy (mom brain is the real deal). You're desperate for exercise, but you can never seem to find the time nor the energy...not to mention, your body's aches & pains make it seem that exercise doesn't feel safe. You're experiencing bowel & bladder issues that tend to linger (and it's embarrassing to even talk about).
You love your kid(dos) so much and you wouldn't have it any other way...but...it sure would be nice to feel somewhat normal again and have your life (and body) back. Most days, you feel as if you can't juggle one more ball in the air... and asking for help is out of the question (after all, everyone else seems to be just as short on time).
It's no wonder postpartum women are overwhelmed, undernourished, and misunderstood. They have the weight of the world on their shoulders all the while trying to recover from the largest transition of their life.
We can do better.
You've found the right place. You don't have to do "it" alone. Whether you're two months or two years out (or more), let's help you navigate your way into improved sleep, balanced hormones, more strength, and better energy levels.
I'm so glad you're here.
Health Care Provider and Health Coach
I got into integrative women's health coaching because there were missing links when it came to supporting women from a medical standpoint. I found that women were rarely offered guidance from a full systems perspective. Their immune systems, hormones & endocrine system, digestive functioning, and nervous systems were often left out of the conversation in medical offices. All too often, women (especially postpartum moms) run full steam ahead and are never given a voice nor the tools to allow their systems to reboot and restore. Postpartum women often seek help when they are in desperation mode. I wanted better ways to support, guide, nourish, and cheer on all postpartum women earlier in their recovery process before life gets too out of hand.
Moving through the journey of becoming a women's health coach has better supported my own boundaries and self-care. It taught me how to appreciate the full expression of who I am as a woman and not simply just as a health care provider. I've always adored my role as a physical therapist & pelvic health specialist, but I started experiencing cycles of burnout and feeling generally run down, leaving little space for the necessary physical & emotional bandwidth to live my life (eating well, sleeping well, exercising, and experiencing spontaneity & joy) . I was succumbing to the vortex & pressures of modern health care (and, hey, modern day life) even though I worked within wonderful clinics, had wonderful patients, and had a loving support system. Policy and regulations often prevented full treatment of the whole person. While I still thrive on my work as a pelvic and orthopedic physical therapist, transitioning to health coaching has allowed me to engage in a partnership with my clients vs a hierarchical relationship. Now as a health coach, I've gained better tools and training in order to engage with clients to best support them to achieve their own health goals (and not the goals I set for them).
Through my health coach training, I started tapping into my own potential to maximize my personal health & wellness. The process prompted me to work with innovative and practical options to enhance my own accountability to myself (this was a novel idea coming from a more intense all-or-nothing medical background). I focused on my own body, mind, & spirit in collaboration with non-judgmental coaching colleagues & partnerships. I created a safe space for my own well-being, as a woman, as a physical therapist, and now as a women's health coach. I have a passion for coaching and working alongside other women, because I know my issues with boundaries and self-care aren't unique to me.
For me, getting into integrative women's health coaching has been worth its weight in gold. It's given me what I needed in order to add sustainability to my own well-being as I move through the decades and seasons of my life both personally and professionally. I finally feel like I am leading the life that I want to live.