Having IVF is not only tough on the mind but it’s also tough on the body, it pumps you with tonnes of hormones that make you gain weight before your even pregnant.
I excel at gaining weight when pregnant anyway and ended up going from 9.3 stone to 12.5 stone, at 5 foot 4 (at a push) I manage to pile it on quickly. This time around I gained less weight than I did when I was pregnant with Erin but this time age is not on my side and losing weight is hard.
Once Erin was born 6 weeks later I slipped into my size 8 jeans, yes I was still wobbly but I managed it.
This time I’m currently at 11 weeks postpartum and my jeans seem like a distant memory. In fact I still wear a pair of maternity jeans.
I am working hard to undo this weight gain but eating healthier alone is not working. That’s when I invested in a Tula Free- To-Grow baby carrier with some money my auntie gave us to buy something for Edith. It has been invaluable on our walks to try and shift some baby weight and even better the extra weight of Edie ensures she is making me do the hard graft!
I researched tonnes of baby carriers and the Tula stuck out for me and I can honestly say that it’s one of the best investments I have had since she was born.
The Tula “Free-To-Grow” carrier not only looks gorgeous in the many designs it comes in but is also suitable from newborn and promotes healthy hip placement from newborn upwards with a very clever contraption at the bottom of the carrier with is adjustable depending on the age of your baby. I picked the gorgeous floral pattern as it reminded me of a Joules print! (If anyone knows me they know I love a floral!!).
One of the great things about the Tula Free to Grow is how easy it is to put on. You can do it yourself easily and take her out as easily without the fear of balancing and dropping your baby in other carriers I have used.
I have walked for miles with the Tula and taken Edie out on day trips on the train and walks up mountains! It’s even perfect for the school run! I looked everywhere online for a review of the carrier and there weren’t many around, especially with loads of pictures that you can see how baby sits, so I’m hoping this is helpful to a new mum!
I am loving the Tula and it’s really helping me get out and about without the stress of a pushchair so we can walk off road which is fantastic. I am even able to carry her until she’s 3!! So it will be fab on holiday too!
I got my Tula from https://tulababy.co.uk so check them out!