Finding clothes that fit, look good AND make you feel good during pregnancy is not easy. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that it’s one of my least favorite things to do! And I am someone that loves curating the perfect ensemble. There’s something about feeling put together that makes you feel confident and ready to take on the day / meeting / grocery trip 😉 / whatever it may be!
When I was 8 years old, I was diagnosed with scoliosis. My mom has a significant curvature in her spine and my dad has a minor one, so it was no surprise that the genetics didn’t fall far from the tree. In 8th, 9thand 10thgrade, I had to wear the dreaded plastic backbrace. I resorted to buying clothes that were far too big in an attempt to hide it. I also feared that I would be made fun of for it.
Why am I sharing these intimate details of my youth? Just to tell you that I spent my whole life avoiding any exercise that could potentially “hurt” my back. As a result, I ended up with an extremely weak core. I didn’t understand until much later in life that I actually needed to strengthen the muscles in my core [my back, stomach, pelvic floor, glutes, etc.] to reduce potential back pain.