I am very excited to be featured in this month’s Women’s Health and Fitness Magazine.
The May 2016 issue celebrates Mums of Instagram who just like you found it a challenge to bounce back to their pre-baby bodies. I am honoured to be featured alongside Rachel Finch, Lauren Patterson @_laurenkate, Dana Landgren @activewithd, Chontel Duncan and Jacqueline Alwill @brownpapernutrition.
You can read the full article here
In the magazine I talk about social media inflicting considerable damage on a mother’s body image perception.
“Mother’s spend alot of time sitting on the couch breastfeeding and scrolling through Facebook and the like – so social media is on of the biggest influences on the psychological mood of my clients.”
“As a new mother who is often already feeling isolated, it can be damaging for their confidence levels to see these Instagram “Fitspos” looking a particular way so soon after birth. My best advice is to find the time each day to switch off the phone and concentrate on nourishing your baby (as you breastfeed/nurse).”
“Labour, birth and breastfeeding cause fluctuating hormones and the internal damage post birth takes time to heal. Bouncing back post-baby is a misnomer.”
“That sensitive period after birth is a time of adjustment. What worked for me was giving myself a “contract of no comparison” – that included not comparing myself to my pre-baby body, my friends’ bodies or anyone in the media.” Dahlas Fletcher Bodyfabulous Fitness.
If you are looking for a post birth recovery program I am happy to visit you at your home for a session. Here we can focus on healing your body from the inside-out. With a strong focus on posture, pelvic floor and abdominal recovery.
Dahlas Fletcher is one of Australia’s most respected and successful certified and experienced Pregnancy and Female Fitness Trainers. Her goal is to help you be the happiest, most fabulous version of yourself, inside and out.