For as long as I can’t remember, I haven’t weighed myself, but instead used a tape measure to keep track of my body shape.
Instead of writing it down I’ve instead put a red line on the tape measure so every time I measure myself I know where I stand.
So today I took the plunge and grabbed my tape measure to see how much weight I had really put on since falling pregnant.
To my surprise, the measurements around my upper arms were exactly the same. Great. My calves again were exactly the same. Once again – great! My thighs were 1/4 an inch bigger – ok not the end of the world and could be water retention, but my hips were two inches wider – which shocked me slightly. I then did a bit of research and found that most women’s hips will widen during pregnancy mainly because the hormone relaxin causes the ligaments in your pelvis to widen and become flexible so that birth will be easier, which put my mind at ease.
I then measured my tummy and ha! It was 5 inches bigger since the beginning of my pregnancy, five months ago – an inch for every month. It’s nice to know that my bubba is growing well!
Now to support my growing bump I came across this GORGEOUS Gowri Wrap.
It’s absolutely beautiful and is designed to give the baby some gentle support, while supporting your lower back, which is vital for me, since I am really bendy thanks to my gymnast background and even more so now that I have an extra dose of relaxin in my body.
Dr Gowri Motha, a fantastic a doctor, healer and pre and postnatal expert also believes that the wrap can stop the colon getting bloated and discourage the build up of gas and build up in the colon, since the growing uterus is fighting your colon and intestines for space, creating gas and wind.
The wrap can also be used post-baby too, helping to bring your ribs back to their original position and lift your abdominal organs.
I can’t wait to start wearing this. It truly is beautiful and will support my growing bump over the next three months, whilst helping me to ease my abs back into its pre-pregnancy shape once the baby is here. Well worth the £75 and my husband likes it too!
Get yours at http://www.bopeeps.com/collections/the-gowri-wrap.php for just £75.
You can also learn more about it by watching this video featuring the one and only Dr Gowri. it’s a very interesting watch.