In todayâ€™s show, Episode 9, we have the honor of speaking with Olympic medal winner, Sydney Leroux, about her recent transition into motherhood.
Sydney is the mother to a six-week old baby boy and our very own Ashley wasÂ Sydneyâ€™s doula.
She is also a professional soccer player with a World Cup title and, as a professional athlete, Sydney brings a unique perspective to the show.
Most mothers experience some emotional and frustrating moments with regards to their bodies after giving birth but Sydneyâ€™s body, and how it feels and performs, is critical to her career.
In todayâ€™s show, weÂ not onlyÂ talk about herÂ struggles with thisÂ but also aboutÂ how she felt when she discovered she was pregnant while qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
In fact, she explains why her reaction to the news is the one thing she would do differently if she could go back and do it all again.
Sydneyâ€™s raw, and beautiful, emotions during this interviewÂ are moving and takeÂ us back to what it was like being new mothers for the first time.
Itâ€™s all not serious though as Sydney talks about her need for a breast milk freezer and tells her birthÂ storyÂ that is filled with humorous moments and a few surprises.
We hope you find Sydneyâ€™sÂ honesty refreshing and you takeÂ comfort in her words; especiallyÂ if youâ€™re on your way to becoming a new mother yourself.
SydneyÂ now feels a bond with other mothers, who she says are all superheroes, and has offered to answer any questions someone might have for her about transitioning into motherhood and then transitioning back into your career.
To connect with Sydney, just head over to theÂ Mindful Mama Movement Facebook GroupÂ and post your questions for her.Â
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Thank you, Sydney, for sharing a beautiful part of your mothering journey with us. We heart you big time.
Shannon & Ashley