To me, receiving my first menstrual cycle postpartum hit me like a ton of bricks. The last time I experienced anything remotely close to the pain I was feeling was when I was in labour.
It took me back to all the physical and emotional moments right when my water broke. The contractions. The anticipation. The overall energy my mental and physical state was pouring out.
Flashback after flashback, ultimately I am grateful for my body and it’s capabilities. For growing my boys and protecting them.
So instead of trying to power through and push myself to overachieve tasks on my checklist… I need to listen to my body and it’s need to really rest and continue to heal.
How’d you feel when you received your first menstrual cycle postpartum?