This. This is the moment that changed everything. ✨
Mama, do you remember the first time they laid your baby on your chest? That moment when suddenly your world rapidly expanded and focused in, all at once? When part of your heart grew legs and walked outside your body into the world, opening you up to more love and more fear than you have ever known?
It’s impossible to forget.
In that moment, you became a mother. In that moment you caught a glimpse of the power and purpose within you. In that moment you felt connected to the strength and love of every other mother who’s come before you, and of all the mothers to come.
Or, maybe, in that moment you were terrified. Maybe you were elated. Maybe you were relieved or at peace. Maybe all of it. Your emotions rolled through you like waves – a sign of the days to come.
They sent you home, and then things got hard. You didn’t know what to expect, or if you were doing it right. There were moments of isolation, desperation, and anxiety sprinkled into the deepest joy you’ve known. Cue your first introduction to mom guilt… no one warned you it wouldn’t be all joy.
And your body felt foreign, a little broken. You didn’t know what to do to put it back together, and you wondered if it would ever be the same.
There were long days and dark nights. The nights always seemed to be the hardest; there was no one to call, no one to turn to when fears crept in, no one walking by outside to remind you that life would feel normal again, at some point.
I remember those dark nights – and one in particular. I was rocking an inconsolable baby who I would later find out was tongue-tied and had reflux. Breastfeeding was hard and immensely painful. I had no family nearby and none of my friends had kids yet. I remember looking down at my phone and thinking, I wish there was a village I could tap into from my phone, any time, day or night.
I craved the support of other moms. I wanted quick, accessible expert advice, and real, honest, un-sugarcoated information. I wanted solutions and suggestions that would empower me to make the best choices for myself and my baby.
And now, 6 years later, we’ve built just that.
The Better After Baby mobile app is unlike any other postpartum app. It has the fitness and diet content you want, but so much more. With breastfeeding tips, mental health support, pelvic floor and diastasis information, baby care expertise and more, we are bringing the village right to the palm of your hand.
On July 8, we launch the Better After Baby Jumpstart – a 10-day program designed to help you thrive in all areas of #momlife. It includes
📌 Daily postpartum workouts delivered to your phone
📌 A diet plan safe for milk supply
📌 25 breastfeeding quick tips
📌 A guide to choosing the right formula
📌 10 LIVE Q/A sessions with celebrity nannies, IBCLCs, pelvic floor PTs, pediatricians, babywearing experts and more
📌 Amazon’s 2018 #1 New Release in Parenting Babies and Toddlers
📌 5 bonus workouts including workouts you can do WITH baby
📌 3 months of VIP access to the Better After Baby app
…and more, for only .41 cents a day.
I’ve made it my life’s mission to help moms thrive… in part because I struggled so much as a new mom myself. From 14 years in the fitness industry to building The Mama Sagas, to writing for outlets like TODAY parents, to sharing parenting tips and tricks on live TV, there is ONE goal that drives my work: I want to help you discover the immense potential that lies within you. Motherhood presents us with an opportunity to discover our innate power – but we can only capitalize on it when we are happy, healthy and thriving. Let me bring you the tools to do just that.
Join us July 8 for the first Better After Baby Jumpstart. I can’t wait to meet you. ~ Saralyn
Saralyn Ward is an award-winning writer, wellness advocate, and mountain mama. She is the founder of The Mama Sagas, writes for several publications and hosts a regular parenting TV segment on Colorado's Everyday Show. When she's not huddled over edits, you're likely to find Saralyn climbing peaks or skiing down them, and reminding herself that the two little girls that call her mom are not the boss of her.