Where to go from here. All those burning questions answered. Copy
Where to go from here to get all of those burning questions answered such as:
“When can I go back to exercise?” and “What should I start with?”
Yay my baby is here and I can’t wait to get back to exercise! It might not always be the first thought but sometimes…
Here are some commonly asked questions and answers to make sure you have all the right information to start off on the right foot!
When can I go back to exercise after having my baby?
Six-weeks after a “natural” delivery or 12 weeks following a C-Section.
What should I be aware of?
- Abdominal separation
- Heaviness in the pelvis
- Weakness in the pelvic floor and ability to control bladder or bowel movements
- Joint pain (particularly knees and hips)
- Pain in lower back, neck and shoulders
What should I do if I suffer from any of the above?
Seek specialist help.
Please get in touch, we offer consultations on and offline to talk over everything and see what you need to do next to make sure you are safe so please get in touch, we have coaching and programmes to help ladies like you and if we can’t help we will do our best to advise you of what to do next, for example you may need to see a women’s health physio.
What exercise can I do post baby?
You need to “Train Smart” rebuild your foundations (core) before building the house (body).
When we talk about rebuilding your core we do not mean ab crunches, planks, Russian twists, burpees, jumping jacks etc.
These all put too much pressure too quickly on an already weakened core which can make things worse.
Remember; It takes nine months to build a baby, it will take at least that to re-build your body.
This is applicable to ALL mums new and old, these issues may not appear straight away, years of a weak pelvic floor and poor posture can cause health issues at any time.
Start off by tuning into your body and really thinking about how you feel.
When you can do this it talks to you, let me give you an example.
“My back is feeling achy”
What would be the right response if you really think about it?
“I am sure it will just be fine I’m going to go out for a run with the buggy anyway as I need to lose my tummy”.
“Hmm, perhaps some Pilates would be better this week to try and get some strength back in my core to support my body before adding impact.”
What did you answer?
Hopefully the second… makes sense when you put it like that yes?
Why harm yourself further and put your training back even further when it really is in most cases as simple as building the foundations.
It is NEVER too late to make improvements, we work with ladies of all ages from late 20’s to late 70’s and our older mums always say…
“I wish I had done more core and pelvic floor work after having my kids”.
And there you have it! All the information you need to make the right decisions, obviously don’t disappear and feel you are on your own we are still here.
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