To Glam or not To Glam soon after giving birth
Marianne Ryan PT was featured in an article written by Leanne Italie and published in AP News discussing whether women should Glam or not to Glam soon after giving birth.
The article was also published in numerous worldwide publications including:
While we won't know whether Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will follow in the footsteps of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, when it comes to postpartum perfection, we have an inkling Meghan will at least slap on some makeup as she introduces the latest royal to the world next month.
And when she does, anti-glammers will take notice.
"I think that a mother who has just given birth is beautiful — with disheveled hair, with smeared or no makeup, with top wide open for skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding," said Kirsten Brunner, a perinatal counselor in Austin, Texas. "I love the trend in birth photography of capturing the reality of childbirth and the postpartum experience. I encourage my clients to let go of all pressure to get back to normal as soon as possible."
Still the hashtag "takebackpostpartum" is alive and well on Instagram.
"Women are more confidently owning their bodies, not feeling obliged to always look good and social media ready after giving birth," said Marianne Ryan, a New York physical therapist who focuses on pregnant and post-baby bodies.
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MARIANNE RYAN PT, OCS is an award-winning author, physical therapist and board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist with more than 30 years’ experience treating prenatal and postpartum women. She is the owner and Clinical Director of Marianne Ryan Physical Therapy in New York City and the creator of the groundbreaking DIY “Baby Bod” program, which is the first of its kind to bridge the gap between medical care and fitness advice. As a leading women’s health expert (and a mom), Marianne is passionate about helping women reclaim their changed bodies, whether they are pregnant, recently took part in the joy of birth or are experiencing the “joy” of menopause. Watch her TEDX video, “What Your Momma Never Told You About Childbirth” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zyv5Inj_lE&.