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First Years Aug 7, 2019
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HOW TO: exercise ‘post baby’

Having a baby is a major event both physically and mentally. Getting back into exercise can be daunting but can also (when done in the right way and at the right time) be really rewarding not only for helping your recovery but also for helping you get back to feeling more like you if you’re feeling a bit discombobulated!

 

Exercise post baby is not for dropping the pounds at excess speed, it is about helping your body and your mind and should be done at the right time for you. However, knowing when, how and what to think about before you start can be confusing, which is why we have our expert board advisor pre and post natal specialist trainer Natalie Ferris on hand to walk you through it!

 

The first thing to note is that you should only consider starting when the time is right for you (ignore any outside pressure). You know your body and mind best, and ALWAYS speak to your doctor and get clearance before you even think about starting. Recovery is a process and internal recovery can take longer than you think.

 

So, once that’s clear for the first things to think about check out this quick intro from Natalie. She talks about the very first things to think about and consider for your body to prepare to get back into exercise:

 

Next up: Diastasis Recti: what?! It affects a lot of us post pregnancy and is something you need to consider before you get back into exercise. In this video Nathalie shows you how to figure out if you have been impacted and ways to speed up your recovery.

 

Then it’s all about the Pelvic Floor. All of us girls should consider this often forgotten set of muscles pre and post pregnancy, however for most of us it is something we think about after having a baby. Another crucial consideration is getting this back up to strength and in this video Natalie shows you exactly how to do that:

 

Once that’s all done it’s time for core and restore. Natalie walks you through how you can start to get your core back with a 20 minute work-out you can do at home and at your own speed:

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This article is for informational purposes only. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. The information on this website has been developed following years of personal research and from referenced and sourced medical research. Before making any changes we strongly recommend you consult a healthcare professional before you begin.

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