Last year we wrote an article about hula hooping during pregnancy, and we wanted to follow up with some more information on hula hooping after giving birth.
We collected stories and photos from several hooping mamas about their experiences getting into hula hooping after bringing life into this world.
Hula Hooping After Giving Birth
Disclaimer: Always speak to your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
Update for 2020: I am going to be adding more stories to this article soon including my own so check back for more soon 🙂
Kashmir Stivers, who had a baby 8 months ago, said that hula hooping was a great way to pull herself back together mentally and physically after giving birth.
She started light hooping only a week after her child was born, and told us it was frustrating at first because she found hooping around her waist to be difficult. But before long she was getting into the swing of it, and hooping motivated her to lose weight and get fit again after spending the last 9 months pregnant.
Caitlin Detamore hooped right up until the day she gave birth, even though by that point she could only really do off-body tricks. Her baby is now four months old and she is struggling to find the time to hoop because newborns need so much attention, but she does find that her baby loves to watch her hoop!
Hula Hooping Can Help Relieve Post Partum Depression
Anna Mendoza talked about how she had horrible post partum depression. She said hula hooping after giving birth was the thing that pulled her out of it. Here is a video of her hooping six months after her baby was born in 2011.
It’s also a great activity for the whole family, so you can get your babies started early enjoying all of the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of hula hooping!
Here’s a video of this sweet one with hooping mama Jordyn! Follow her for tons of inspiration.
Jordyn told us that once she was cleared to start hooping again after her emergency c-section, it brought back so much happiness to her life. She said hooping made her realize that she can be a mother and the woman she wants to be!
I literally got chill bumps hearing stories from all of these beautiful hooping mamas. Every single mother I spoke with told me that hooping helped ground her, bring her focus back to what mattered most, and give her the confidence to be a good mother.
If you are pregnant right now, it’s a great time to get prepared to start hula hooping after you give birth.
Start by joining our Facebook group so you can observe other hula hooping moms and get inspired by how much hooping has positively impacted their lives.
Next, check out our Quick Start Guide to get going on hooping asap.
I’m waiting for you in Day 1 of the Six Week Beginner Challenge 🙂 Let’s raise a generation of children with mothers who love their bodies, and know how important it is to always dance and play!