After life-saving surgeries, including a double mastectomy, I was cancer-free and underwent reconstructive surgery. Looking back on how the diagnosis and procedures have affected me, I started a family and became a mom. That had really shaped my parenting. I feel that as a result, I live in the moment every single day and appreciate all the things that I've been blessed with – primarily being blessed with my two sweet girls.
Let’s face it, no matter how thrilled you are with your new baby, you still need to be able to perform simple functions to get through the day.
As a postpartum doula, I encourage new mothers to slow down and give their bodies time to recover from pregnancy and delivery, and to get to know their babies, but you can go stir-crazy without some mobility.