I created the idea for MomBod when I was pregnant with my third child. I was in a transitional time in my life and I realized how much my choices had affected my life and I was ready for change. I have done a lot of harm to my body in the past, and it felt important to start taking my health and wellness a bit more seriously. Neither of my other pregnancies was very enjoyable. I was a miserable mental mess, and was very sore, and did not move around a lot. I had terrible anxiety and postpartum depression after my second baby and, although it is sometimes inevitable, I knew that for my next child I really wanted to position myself to thrive instead of going back to that place.
I started looking for a program to help keep me accountable as I began this journey. However, I couldn’t quite find what I was looking for. Pregnancy is often seen as a time when women should take it easy and not do much. While I understand there are high-risk pregnancies, I believe light exercise and nutrition, and even tracking mental health, should be a regular thing for expecting moms. There should be more encouragement to do these things instead of eating ice cream and pickles while you watch Netflix. I would love to see a world where pregnancy is a time where women enjoy preparing for motherhood and start making healthy choices that benefit us and our children. A beautiful time of transition as we lay aside the old and embrace the new.
I created MomBod to help create the transition for women to lay aside the old and embrace the new. I want to be the support system new mothers need. You may not have anyone else to support you or have your back, but this community is here for you. Welcome to MomBod!