Making Sex A Priority Post Baby: My True Cliovana™ Review

Yep, sex has officially hit the blog! But why shouldn’t it? I talk about all the things right? And isn’t sex a huge part of every married couples life…or at least it should be. When I was approached by Revitalize Laser Care a few months ago about a possible collaboration to spread the word about Cliovana™, their new sexual enhancement for women, I instantly got nervous and anxious. The thought of talking about sex and sharing it with you all freaked me out. Why is that? Why is sex such a taboo topic? I get that it’s a super personal and intimate part of your life and talking about it can sometimes be unnecessary and privacy can be a cherished thing. However, there are parts to sex that people don’t talk about for other reasons than privacy, things like shame and feeling uncomfortable.

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There are so many aspects of sex that aren’t discussed enough. I remember when Nick and I got married it was a strange transition going from sex is bad to sex is good and you should be having it all the time. Talk about a mental battle. Well, we got over that hump (no pun intended… yes I’m the most childish person you’ll ever meet). We had no clue there would be a whole new hurdle thrown our way postpartum. Mamas, some of you will relate and some of you won’t relate at all but for me sex took a real downturn after having Giulian. Physically it hasn’t been the same at all, yes I mean down there. Which honestly makes me super angry…like really?! I give birth and it ruined that awesome part of my life?! That doesn’t seem fair at all. The worst part is that apparently none of my best friends experienced this. So then I was left feeling alone and discouraged. It wasn’t until I started talking about the Cliovana™ treatment that I found women who experienced the same thing, I started receiving DM’s on Instagram from mamas who are struggling with the same issues. Praise God, I’m not alone!!

Let’s backtrack a little, when I received that initial email about the collaboration and I felt that anxiety, but I also felt like it was meant to be for me to receive that email about this treatment. I was excited about the fact that this might be able to help me. It technically isn’t designed for women with issues, it’s more meant to enhance any woman’s ‘O’. So, I thought heck this could be a solution for me. Despite my fear of talking about this on my blog, I knew I needed to because I pride myself on being open and transparent and I knew not many women would have the courage to start this conversation so it might as well be me. When a topic isn’t discussed and women feel alone, it sparks the question “What’s wrong with me?” which is not a healthy question to ask. And frankly until I received those DM’s of women with a similar issue, I too was asking what is wrong with myself. I was feeling incredibly alone. When something is identified as an external issue instead of something that is wrong with you, it then allows your mind to start thinking things like “what could be a possible solution”.

Mamas, if you’ve experienced this I do think Cliovana™ is a possible solution. My honest review is that it’s helped. What a freaking blessing! Sex between a husband and wife is IMPORTANT y’all, like top priority type important. Just like anything in life there are seasons where it’s great and seasons of struggle. Well, like I said, for me postpartum was a season of struggle in this department. I’m so beyond grateful for the treatment and the help it’s done. I can’t tell you if you’ll have the exact same results, but I can tell you that it never hurts to try and that I’m so dang glad I did. It’s given me hope that it can be the same or better than it was pre baby. Now that’s exciting!

I was so close to passing up on the opportunity to get the Cliovana™ treatment because of fear of talking about a personal topic. I’m so glad I didn’t, I’m so glad I remembered that hard topics are the ones that should be discussed. Women shouldn’t feel alone just because it’s uncomfortable to discuss what we’re going through.

So many of you have asked about the actual treatment. You go in four times over a two week span and then do one session each year to keep the results working. When I went in for my first session I was super nervous and uncomfortable. I didn’t know what to expect and it freaked me out. I was relieved when it was over because it only took about ten minutes and Dr. Briana is extremely professional, informative and makes you feel comfortable. To be honest, I was worried it would be weird and awkward. I was so glad that it wasn’t. The procedure stimulates the body to regenerate cells naturally, enhancing blood flow, nerve growth, and responsiveness. On their website they inform that “it’s 100% non-invasive. No needles, no numbing cream, no surgery, no freezing, no probes, no burning, no lasers. And no down time. You can get back to doing whatever – yes, even that – as soon as your appointment is done.” I loved that, because nobody has time for a procedure with downtime, especially mamas.

Overall I had a great experience and would recommend the treatment to any woman. So, check them out.. it might be what you’ve been looking for. For me this has been a good thing and I hope sharing this can make a difference out there.

This post is sponsored by Revitalize Laser Care. All opinions are my own.

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Colorado Mama Gift Guide

One day I popped onto Instagram Stories to ask you ladies if you though a gift guide for Colorado girls/Colorado mamas would be something you’d find useful, and the response was great! I got DM’s of a ton of you ladies saying please do a gift guide like this! It’s pretty simple for me to do, being that I am a Colorado mama myself, I really just am creating a gift guide of things I would love to receive as a gift. I was getting Giulian ready for a walk one day and it made me think of all the things you really need as a mother in Colorado. Now, this gift guide really isn’t only for moms, it truly is for any woman in Colorado (some items aren’t even Colorado specific) but as a mom I find these items are things I need, want or just items that bring me joy.

1. Pampering - Massage, Manicure, Pedicure

The first thing on my list as a perfect gift is any type of pampering. I truly believe this will make any woman happy, but especially mothers. Many moms rarely take time for themselves and enjoy things like a massage, manicure or pedicure. I am one of those moms, I haven’t had a massage since I was pregnant, despite the fact that while training for my half marathon I totally could have used one. I haven’t had a manicure since being in one of my best friend’s weddings, despite the fact that my nails look crazy half the time. And Lord only knows when I got my last pedicure… those toes are not pretty my friend. I’m sure I’m not the only mom out there who is focused on working, cleaning and taking care of their kiddos and these luxuries just aren’t a priority, but gosh as a gift, they’re perfect. It forces a mom to take a break and enjoy time for herself (which is super important). So if you’re unsure what to get a mama friend in your life, I’d say this is your very best bet.

2. Winter Clothes

When walking babies in 40 degree weather becomes part of your weekly routine, warm gear is a necessity. Giulian and I are typically the most bundled people in the neighborhood, but I don’t want to be cold and I really don’t want my baby to be cold. Here are a few items from Bella Magari that are the perfect for staying warm and cozy this winter. The ear warmers make for the perfect stocking-stuffer, the vest is reversible and low in stock, so snag one now, and the cardigan is the coziest thing on earth (I live in mine).

3. Cuddly Blanket + Cozy Socks

When it’s cold in Colorado, comfort and cozy things to snuggle up with is key. We recently stayed at the Dove Inn in golden and they had this over-sized knit blanket, it was AMAZING! I’ve linked similar ones below, they’re expensive but honestly it’s worth it. They’ll last you years and years and they’re so warm, comfortable and a great item for your living room.

I also wore these wine not slipper socks while I was there and not gonna lie I was as comfy as it gets. I got these ones at Francesca’s a year ago, but I’ve linked similar ones that look wonderful. I’ve also linked UGG slipper socks that I want under my tree this year, they’re too cute!

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4. Balsam Candle

Okay, maybe not every woman is obsessed with the scent balsam like I am, but to me it’s the perfect winter scent. I literally have mine burning as I am typing this. It makes our whole house smell like fresh cut balsam fur trees (Christmas trees people!), it’s my favorite smell this time of year.

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5. Mountain Necklace

This is the perfect gift for a Colorado girl! This necklace is a cutout of mountains, it’s dainty but makes a great statement about where you come from and what you love. You can grab one from my friends boutique, Shop Never Skip Brunch.

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6. Journal or Planner

Depending on the type of woman you’re gifting to, either a journal or a planner might be a great gift! I’m currently loving the Start Today Journal from the Hollis Company! You write our goals and gratitude every day and it really sets you up for a productive, positive day. If this doesn’t sound like a fit, maybe a blank journal or a planner would be a great fit.

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7. Winter Coat

Back to the topic of cold Colorado weather, a nice winter coat is a must, and if that winter coat happens to be super cute too that’s a total bonus! There are so many adorable coats out there, I’ve found a few of my favorites and have linked them below. Keep in mind, a nice winter coat is something most women will keep and wear for years, so to spend a bit more $ on it isn’t such a bad idea. Especially if it’s for a mama who is taking kiddos to the park or on walks on cold winter days. Keep that mama warm!

I hope this gift guide was helpful for you! Sometimes it can be so difficult to know what to get someone. I truly think you can find some great items for a special woman in your life from this post. Comment below if you’re a Colorado mama and I missed a mommy must have!!

 
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