Excerpt from From Bump to Grind
New motherhood is often portrayed as a blissful time. Yet most new mothers know that image is not real. Reality is still looking pregnant long after birth, wearing cheesecloth underpants, being annoyed with your partner, and dealing with the endless stream of visitors who only want to see the baby. Postpartum expert Sarah Checcone shares stories of new mothers who tell you what new motherhood is really like. What you are experiencing is normal, and you are not alone.
Sarah Workman Checcone is the founder and Executive Director of Postpartum Society of Florida (www.postpartumflorida.org), a non-profit mom-to-mom organization based in Sarasota, whose mission is to ease the transition from pregnancy to parenthood. She holds a Juris Doctor in Law degree from the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. Sarah is also a Certified Instructor of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the MMTIC®. Sarah loves to sing, laugh, eat delicious food someone else cooked, be outside, encourage amazing women, and hang out with her husband and four cutie kiddos.