Motherhood quickly changes us, the minute the baby is born OUR bodies are no longer the priority, despite the fact that we have just gone through a huge physical ordeal. Mothers guilt kicks in. So let me say this in the most straightforward way – putting your physical and mental health at the top of your priority list is not an indulgence. It is not a luxury. It is paramount. Partners/husbands/boyfriends. If you want your relationship to continue to be a happy one, if you want to have healthy sex life then let your partner heal her body, let her process the changes, let her get her self confidence back and support her so that she can put herself first. Mothers, your postnatal recovery is essential to your well being.
There are an abundance of common misconceptions but I wanted to touch on a few to start with.