Zoe Foster Blake has always been upfront about the pain she endured during, and immediately after, her first pregnancy.
While she was carrying little Sonny in 2013-14, the author experienced pain in her pelvic region which eventually developed into an inflammation called Ostetis Pubis.
“From about week 20, I had pelvis issues, which saw me on crutches for the last five weeks of the pregnancy,” she explained to The Grace Tales in 2014.
Now pregnant with her second child, Zoe is doing everything to ensure she doesn’t experience the same pain. And it seems to be working.
My second pregnancy has been a loooot better than my first. So, I’ve written a pretty boring, novel-length post about it, or more specifically, about pubic/pelvic pain in pregnancy, which messed me up the first time, but didn’t this time, thanks to pilates, osteopathy, lots of dull at-home exercises and a spell from a lovely white witch named Brenda. The crux is: I didn’t know pelvic pain was A Thing, and I paid dearly for my ignorance. So: if you are a first time preggo, or know someone who is and who is in pain, please piff them the link in my bio. If you are neither pregnant nor care about this, please have a nuclear-strength margarita and some sushi for all of us who can’t. Many thanks. ????????????????♀️????
“My second pregnancy has been a loooot better than my first,” the Go-To Skincare founder explains on Instagram.
This time around she hasn’t been “messed up” by pelvic and pubic pain, and it’s all thanks “pilates, osteopathy, lots of dull at-home exercises and a spell from a lovely white witch named Brenda”.
Zoe has written a blog post about her experience and what she’s learned from it, but the link appears to have crashed. So keep checking back.
Listen: Zoe’s brilliant pregnancy announcement set the bar high. (Post continues after audio.)
(Presumably under the weight of thousands of pregnant women trying to access her wisdom.)
For the time being, Zoe has an important message for her fellow mums-to-be.
“The crux is: I didn’t know pelvic pain was A Thing, and I paid dearly for my ignorance.”