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Re-Discovering Yourself After Becoming a Mother

I have always been a worker. I started out doing a paper round after school, went on to have a Saturday job at 16 and after leaving college I decided that working was for me and not studying. I worked my way up in a well-known retailer and had such a passion for it that you would have thought I owned the shop myself. After leaving this job to pursue a new career as a teaching assistant I unexpectedly fell pregnant very quickly (we had tried the year before but after 4 months nothing had happened. Just goes to show what a new job can do for you!) I went on maternity and had planned to return to work but my new found motherly attachment had other plans! I knew I had to be at home with him and I knew I wouldn’t have been happy going back into full-time work.

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Getting my Body Back to its Best

I have suffered quite a bit since having an emergency c-section, from pain across my abdomen and scar tissue to weakness in my muscles and the wound healing, that I have felt my body has not been my own since becoming pregnant. I assumed that pregnancy would be the biggest change to my body and I would snap straight back into shape once I had him. I, of course, had not banked on a difficult labour and having major surgery.

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