Strengthen Your Body For An Easier Labor and Quick Recovery With These Tips

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Our modern lifestyles, with little or no balanced, proper movement, are not conducive to the complex nature of an ideal, healthy birth experience. Proper exercise can help new moms avoid future pregnancy complications like back-aches, carpal tunnel, Diastasis Recti, and reduce the risk of needing a c-section due to a tilted uterus and/or pelvis and the dreaded, "failure to progress in labor."

 

Strengthen your body through targeted movement and breathing exercises to prevent or treat Diastasis Recti (abdominal wall separation). To achieve optimal perinatal comfort and health, we suggest the following:
 

Pregnancy

0-4 MONTHS

In addition to your regular exercise routine, start building up your endurance and improve flexibility. You'll want to work one-on-one with us to avoid Diastasis Recti.  


5-9 MONTHS

Walk daily, consider joining prenatal aquatic and/or weekly yoga classes. Continue your training with the tailored exercises that will strengthen your abdominal wall, back and pelvic floor.


Postpartum

0-3 MONTHS

This is a sacred time to heal and nourish your body while adjusting to parenthood. When you feel up to it, walking while pushing a stroller is the ideal exercise to return slowly to physical activity. Increase the pace and distance gradually.
 

MONTH 3 AND BEYOND

1. Sculpt, tone and reshape your postpartum physique with compound movements. You'll gain strength while encouraging your body to return to its peak performance. Be sure to select an exercise routine that will avoid exasperating the condition of Diastasis Recti (abdominal wall separation.) NO PLANKS or CRUNCHES!

2. Improve posture, correct foundation problems and repetitive injuries, with the targeted training included in the packages. We will guide you through strengthening your pelvic floor muscles and abdominal walls allowing you to move through parenthood with ease. This will help you avoid future pregnancy complications like back-aches, carpal tunnel, Diastasis Recti, and reduce the risk of having a c-section due to a tilted uterus and/or pelvis and the "failure to progress in labor."
 

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