Having a baby is brilliant, beautiful and rewarding but it can be challenging, lonely and disconnecting. Pregnancy and becoming a mother is one of the biggest changes women experience and it’s completely normal for you to feel like you have lost a little bit of yourself along the way.

Your baby adores you – stop being so hard on yourself

Your baby adores you – stop being so hard on yourself

Wendy Powell, award-winning post-partum fitness expert and founder of MUTU System, gives her top tips on getting your confidence back and learning to love yourself and your amazing body after you have had a baby. After all, you’ve bought a human into the world, you are practically superhuman!

  1. Practice self-love. A mother who is unhappy, tired, unwell or weak is no use to herself or her family. Put your own mental and physical wellbeing as a top priority and everything else will feel easier, I promise.
  2. Make time for yourself. Do the things you used to enjoy before having a baby, catch up with old friends who you love spending time with. You’re a mum now but you’re still you.
  3. Nourish yourself. Consuming nutritious and nourishing food will make you feel more confident and energetic inside and out. Eating well will also help your body to recover more effectively.
  4. Walk every day. The fresh air will do wonders for you and your baby and walking is a great way to strengthen your core and improve your alignment after having a baby.
  5. Shift your post-baby body goals. It’s drummed into us to look a certain way after we have babies but there’s no emphasis on how we feel. Focus first on getting your body to a place where it feels and functions as it should, the rest can follow.
  6. Slow down. Post-partum recovery is not a race, it took your body 9 whole months to grow that baby. Give your body a break and care for it in an unhurried and relaxed manner.
  7. Spend 10 minutes each day just sitting and breathing. Breathing techniques are vital in reducing stress and reconnecting with your body in a gentle and healing way.
  8. Talk to other mums. Having a strong support group of other women going through the same will do wonders for building your confidence and make you feel like yourself again.
  9. Sleep as much as possible. Easier said than done, I know, but sleep is incredibly important, not only for your general sanity and wellbeing but also for its hormone balancing properties.
  10. Don’t give in to mum guilt. Ignore your inner critic, you are doing a great job and your baby adores you – stop being so hard on yourself.

What is MUTU System?

MUTU System is for women who want their bodies to look, feel and function better after having a baby. A medically endorsed ‘Mummy Tummy’ Workout System, MUTU System is for women who want a core and pelvic floor that works, to get strong and fit and to be confident inside and out.

An international best-selling, realistic and supportive exercise and recovery programme, MUTU is a proven solution for ‘mummy tummy’, diastasis recti, pelvic floor weakness and a core that isn’t functioning as it should be.


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