After giving birth, it’s important to be patient with your body as it heals and as you adjust to the new demands of caring for a newborn. Many women begin vigorous exercise programs just weeks after giving birth so they can "lose the extra baby weight" as quickly as possible, but many of these women injure themselves because they didn’t allow their bodies to heal properly. Once your doctor has cleared you for exercise (typically 6-8 weeks postpartum), it’s safe to begin exercising but it's important to pace yourself and listen to your body.
The goal of the Postpartum Training Program is to ensure you are beginning a new exercise program that is right for your body and the unique timing of its healing process. There are certain exercises that should be avoided to allow proper healing, and there are many exercises that help your body heal more efficiently. My goal is to help you find ways to cope with the healing process and safely return to your pre-pregnancy weight.*
POSTPARTUM EXERCISE PROGRAM
Learn Diaphragmatic Breathing Techniques
Re-Strengthen Deep Core Muscles
Re-Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles
Heal Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation)
Healthy Weight Loss*
Decrease Incident of Postpartum Depression
Improve Self Efficacy and Confidence
Increase Strength, Mobility, and Energy!
Not sure if you're ready to start exercising?
Read this article to see if your body is ready!
*Weight loss is not always guaranteed due to the many factors that affect weight during pregnancy and postpartum. Your weight is not always a reflection of your overall health and should not be a big concern during postpartum recovery. Exercise and diet are equally important with weight loss. Exercising will expend calories and utilize stored fat, but it is also very important to be sure you are eating healthy, wholesome foods to fuel your body efficiently.