This post is sponsored by Squatty Potty but all opinions are 100% my own.
For those of you that know me, you probably knew that I had some major complications after the birth of my second child. I was the horror story that women didn’t want to tell first time moms about, but did anyway because it is a crazy story. Everything was fine and dandy after I gave birth but then my stitches tore and all hell broke loose. Now, let me ask you something- who talks about going to the bathroom after they give birth? Was it the scariest moment of your life? Because I shook and cringed at the thought of having to use the bathroom while some poor nurse held me up. These are things people don’t tell you about childbirth.
Anyway, after the stitches fiasco and then having another surgery after that to fix the problem using the bathroom was a really long and stressful process. My body doesn’t digest food properly anyway so that added on to the complications. I would advise you pregnant and new mammas to eat a lot of fiber- like a lot. Here are some of my favorite high in fiber snacks:
Trail Mix with dried fruit and prunes
Spinach Salad with avocados (minus cheese)
Papaya smoothie (minus yogurt)
Green smoothie with extra of kale and spinach
and lots of water. Not only did that keep me regular but also kept me from having panic attacks every time I had to use the bathroom. Perhaps something that could have helped me more was the Squatty Potty toilet stool. It is only natural to be in the squatting position to use the bathroom and also to give birth. The colon is in a kinked position when we sit but not when we squat- make sense? Even after all these issues with digestion and childbirth, I have used and found that this toilet stool really is helpful. I know, TMI but seriously- we all do it, why not make it a bearable experience? Sometimes all the fiber in the world couldn’t help me and it would have been nice to know a different position that could have helped.
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