You’ve all seen the posture. A new mom with baby in tow. With her hip jutted out and baby on the side. Possibly a coffee cup in the other hand. It’s hard to be ergonomic as a new mom (I understand…I was just trying to carry as many things as I could without dropping my kids). But carrying kiddos on the hip creates a curve you don’t want: in your spine, a functional scoliosis.
After being pregnant, new moms have lost their body placement and feel very loosey-goosey. Whenever possible, carry your little ones in front, like a bag of groceries. And make sure to hold your core in.
See how important it is to make a switch away from your hips? Try it. See how much better your back feels. And let me know about it, too!