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10 steps for a gentle post-partum recovery

Here’s a post I started writing a few months ago, shortly after giving birth to my lovely baby boy, but as with so many things on the to-do list, life got in the way and I didn’t get around to finishing it off. It’s perhaps more appropriate for my other blog over on One Woman, Two Wheels, where I talk more about fitness and well-being, but I thought I’d post here anyway.

I wrote it as much as anything as a reminder to myself to take it easy and not overdo it, especially as I was feeling so well at just three weeks post-partum, which was a big contrast to my first pregnancy, which took much longer to recover from both physically and emotionally. Given our moving plans and how much we have been doing, I’ve tried to keep the below 10 points in mind, despite not always managing to be quite as gentle on myself as I’d like – but at least I’m off work and not in the horrible position of having to consider a return to work in just a few weeks.

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