These days a ‘typical’ postpartum protocol involves a 6-week check up postpartum that lasts about…
Emily Loftiss (She/Her), named by Southern Living magazine as “One To Watch,” has taken her charming personality and mixed it with her passion for fashion and beauty to create her unique brand of Everyday Glam. Emily’s roots as a Broadway performer and Radio City Rockette, the national television stage as contributor to THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE REAL, THE DOCTORS, TLC, HOLLYWOOD TODAY LIVE, CBS’s THE INSIDER, THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW, HALLMARK’s HOME AND FAMILY, CELEBRITY PAGES, and GOOD DAY LA – allows her to connect with any audience. As a regular on QVC/HSN, Emily has sold out multiple times LIVE on camera. “Your best asset is your attitude.” Emily’s daily motto is CHASING JOY.
How postpartum are you?
I am 1.5 years (18 months) next week!
How have you transformed since becoming a parent?
Ohhhhh my, what a loaded question. How have I NOT transformed?
I do not have time for things that don’t matter anymore. Relationships that do not serve me had to go. My brain is too full to be bogged down with nonsense…
I’m also more empathetic and emotional.
With the little solo time you do get, what’s your favorite thing to do?
Honestly, work. I LOVE being a working mom so when I’m on set or shooting a segment, I’m on Cloud 9!
If you could describe your postpartum experience in one word, what would it be and why?
What’s something that caught you off guard during the first 3 months of parenthood?
Wellllllll I was hit with Bell’s Palsy 7 days after I had Dalton and that was NOT on my radar.
I was navigating motherhood with a paralyzed face not knowing if I would make a full recovery with Covid lockdown approaching. IT WAS A ROUGH TIME, Y’ALL!
The stress of my body revolting against me while breastfeeding and figuring out everything was brutal.
On a scale of 1-10, how supported did you feel as you navigated healing and learning how to take care of your baby? Why?
I had a traumatic birth and I couldn’t believe mothers aren’t checked on more even though a baby has a million doctor appointments.
Luckily, my OBGYN became a close friend and I had great support from her where I could text and ask questions.
With my Bell’s Palsy, I had to get into neurology appointments, but honestly, I felt the most supported by my acupuncturist with that condition.
If you could dream up the perfect postpartum journey, what would it look like and feel like?
REST REST REST REST! I would be able to be at home with zero pain or complications.
There would be no Covid restrictions so we could wander if we chose.
Just slow- special- calm moments soaking up my newborn angel.
Oh and I would watch tons of trash tv and not even think about work…
What’s the #1 piece of advice you’d give a brand new parent?
Everything is temporary. This is just a chapter and when it’s gone…it’s gone.
Find joy some way, somehow every single day.
This is a blessing and you are doing GREAT!!!!!