11 Everyday Foods to Eat for the Immediate Postpartum (featured on austinfitmagazine.com)

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11 Everyday Foods to Eat for the Immediate Postpartum (featured on austinfitmagazine.com)

As a mom and nutrition enthusiast herself, Coach Sadie knows how important it is to properly nourish your postpartum body to aid in recovery after birth. But she’ll be the first to tell you that you don’t have to make a million brewers yeast balls or bake a fenugreek focaccia in order to properly replenish your body of the nutrients it lost during labor and delivery (and the ones you’ll inevitably lose every day if breastfeeding). There are normal, everyday foods that you may already have in your fridge or pantry that pack a major postpartum punch to help with things like boosting milk production, keeping your gut healthy, and replenishing iron levels (as blood loss is a typical part of delivery and recovery). 

“As we ease into the postpartum period, we often overlook the fact that labor is just that… really hard labor. Whether a sprint or a marathon, the physical act of laboring a baby out of your body is both demanding and exhausting. As a result, recovery from labor can take many shapes — from stitching wounds to hormone dysregulation to muscle fatigue to digestive dysfunction. 

From one hungry mother to another, here are 11 normal, everyday foods you can find at any grocery store to replenish and nourish your postpartum body.” 

Read the full list over at Austin Fit Magazine here! 

If you’re pregnant and you need some help in thoughtfully training your way through pregnancy, or if you’re postpartum and you are looking for a coach who can help you safely and intentionally rebuild your body after baby, reach out to Sadie and get involved in our pregnancy and postpartum program, Rebuild. Rebuild is a comprehensive combination personal training and group class training program that starts the moment you find out you’re pregnant and continues all the way to nine months postpartum. 

We’re here for you!

Who wrote this post...

Sadie Flynn

Sadie Flynn

Sadie, who's been coaching at Renew since 2016, is a former collegiate athlete with a penchant for power lifts. So, unsurprisingly, her favorite benchmark workout is the lovely Linda. As a mom, Sadie is passionate about pregnant and postpartum fitness and wellness, and works hard to help women take care of their bodies before and after birth. When she's not making jokes at your expense or forcing her 90s alternative music beliefs upon you, you can find Sadie outside somewhere with her husband, two dogs, and their insane toddler.

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