Episode 28: Sucking in Your Belly, Postpartum Belly Wraps & Skinny Jeans

In this episode we get to talk about a topic that impacts ALL of us, yet we don’t often discuss how it influences us. Clothing! As a birth worker, this topic comes up quite a bit. What to wear to a birth? What do you wear with clients during a meeting pre or post birth? What is professional enough/vs too much? 

There are several things that we get to consider: ease of movement, is it water resistant? Do I look too much like the hospital staff? Do I look professional enough? Are there enough pockets? Does your clothing help identify the role you’re playing? Can it get dirty?

I want to get into all the nitty gritty details, but also zoom out and approach this from a much more holistic perspective.


In this episode I cover:

  • That infamous 'Skinny Jean Injury' of 2015
  • How clothing effects our physiology
  • How pressure effects the pregnant body
  • Compression garments
  • Sucking in the belly
  • How clothing can limit our movement choices
  • Belly wraps and binders
  • Tips for what to wear to a birth
  • Tips for what to wear in LIFE!

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Thank you so much for joining me today for this discussion! I’d love to hear from you! What do you love to wear to births? Join me over on my social media to join in the discussion and for fun movement tips and accessible mobility challenges to keep your whole body moving freely and joyfully!

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