Sometimes the last thing you feel like doing as a mother is, well, anything! It can be hard to find the motivation just to leave the house when it feels as though you’re stuck in an infinite loop of feeds, changes, sleep, and baby gazing.
Here atPeachymama, we want to support you to get out and about in ways that don’t feel like a chore. With our suggestions, we hope you’ll be able to regain your fitness gradually while mingling with like-minded moms and their babies in your local area.
Pram walking groups are as simple as the name suggests: groups of mothers (and fathers) arranging to meet up at allocated spots to join in group pram walking sessions with their little ones. There are plenty of resources online to find your nearestpram walking group, or you can form your own, using social media or local notice boards to advertise. Walking, talking, spending time with other adults as well as being out in the fresh air while still spending quality time with your little one, is a simple and pleasant way of getting some exercise.
A quick Google search in your area is likely to reveal a number of fitness groups aimed at mothers and their babies. Popular fitness classes for moms and babies include postpartum Pilates and yoga that allow for parents to exercise gently with their babies in tow, in a relaxed environment. Fitness instructors who specialize inpostpartum exercise regimes are aware of the special requirements that new mothers have and offer modified workouts to ensure a gentle approach to fitness is taken.
Unlike the pram walking group, a shopping centre stroll can be a fun activity to do on your own. The social aspect of a solo pram walk comes from the many people you meet on your average shopping centre trip: coffee shops, centre playgrounds, libraries, or supermarkets, all of which make for ideal meeting grounds for new friends.
Besides the obvious incentives to your physical health, getting active and social has other benefits.Better Health Channel advises that regular exercise helps to reduce the risk ofpostpartum depression, which can affect one in seven women. You’ll not only be giving yourself something to look forward to each day, but also a great way to meet other mothers in your area who you can socialize with, and maybe even forge long-lasting friendships with.
We know that being comfortable and looking good is a great incentive for new moms to get out and about. The breastfeeding and new-mom clothing that we design at Peachymama have been created just for you.
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The sizing & fit of Peachymama nursing clothes are specially designed for you and your ‘after baby’ body.
Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, waist and hips. When measuring your bust we recommend you wear your nursing bra.
Keep in mind our sizes are based on an Australian fit. Use the chart below to find yours.
If you're not sure, simply contact us with your a) measurements, b) height and c) weight and we'll guide you to the perfect size.
|FRONT RISE||28||11||29||11 1/2||30||11 3/4||31||12|
|INSIDE LEG||76||30||77||30 1/3||78||30 2/3||79||31|
* 'Inside Leg' is the measurement that indicates the pant's length.
** The 'Front Rise' is the measurement from your crotch to your belly button.