October 25, 2023

Episode #278: The pressure to “bounce back” after childbirth – KICBUMP with Em Clarkson

Em Clarkson is a new mum and the founder of fitness community ‘The Have A Goes’. At 8 months postpartum, Em’s body looks and feels different to what she’s used to, but instead of getting caught up in the pressure of “bouncing back”, she’s appreciating what her body is capable of and finding empowerment through rebuilding her strength and fitness.

Steph & Em discuss how Em went from running in circles in the dark and hating her body, to leading a fitness movement, her debilitating experience of HG (Hyperemesis gravidarum) which prevented her from training through her pregnancy, how her daughter Arlo has cured her anxiety, and running her first half marathon since giving birth.


KICPOD: @kicpod on Instagram
Kic: @kic.app on Instagram@kic on TikTok and kicapp.com
Steph Claire Smith: @stephclairesmith on Instagram@steph_claire_smith on TikTok
Producer Mandy: @amanda.catalano on Instagram & Tiktok