... But it doesn't have to feel like it.
After over 10 years training prenatal and postpartum
clients, I truly think mainstream fitness has it ALL
when it comes to handling postpartum clients.
Regardless of how active and awesome your
pregnancy was, the postpartum period is a time to
Whether you're 5 days out of the hospital or postpartum means your kid just turned 8, if you've had a baby, you probably get it.
The first few months after delivery are some of the most precious, memorable, and exhausting moments of your life. Give yourself a break.
As a general guideline- You will need to wait until you are cleared by your midwife or OB/GYN regardless of which birth experience you had.
This doesn't mean going out and running 2 miles versus your pre-pregnancy 13. You will very likely need more time to slowly "ease back in", and this may mean pausing your pre-baby routine.
I specifically built this workout for my own experience with early motherhood. It's gentle and something I revisit anytime my body feels like it needs some love after lugging around my toddler. These are simple exercises that you can do when you're kids are in preschool or if you're experiencing some diastasis recti issues.
For more information and workouts, please visit my blog and subscribe to MomTrainer.com at the top of this page.
You can also try some of my at-home workout routines by going here
to get a better idea of how I work with my clients.
Have more questions about what to expect and how to heal in your first year?
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The Complete Guide to Postpartum Fitness is here!
In Part One, I'll cover topics like Diastasis Recti, exercise and Breastfeeding, and how to return to running safely. My book has been peer-reviewed from Webster-trained Chiropractors, IBCLCs, Therapists, Women's Health PTs, OBGYNs, and Midwives. You'll get all the information you need on how to protect your pelvic floor, what abdominal exercises are safe for Cesarian section or Diastasis Recti, and so on.
In Part Two, you'll get a year's worth of workouts you can do at home and with your baby. Part of the hardest part of returning to exercise is having a baby, so I lay out how to manage your own recovery and results alongside your newborn's development. You'll get the best exercises to do while they're in tummytime, quickies for during their nap, and a stretching routine that can save your back and neck.