You gave your body for the life of your child. You deserve to get it back in working order.
One could go so far as to claim that pregnancy is a pathological condition in the human body. Creating and delivering another person into the world can have a huge toll on the body.
The conversation most people are having post partum is about “getting your body back”, and you they should be! Not “losing the baby weight”, but actually getting your body back to a healthy alignment and functional movement patterns so you can breathe again, walk again, and move with ease so you can do the important and exhausting work of parenting.
In this way, the medical field has let down women in a big way. Most postpartum check ups involve a Pap smear and a peek at any tears and good luck with your life! No post-pregnancy pelvic floor rehab or mandatory mental health checks.
Over the years, we’ve found that most women returning to yoga and fitness at Blaze suffer from some very similar pelvic alignment and gait pattern issues related to accommodating a fetus for nine months. These issues can cause discomfort in getting back into movement practices that didn’t bother them before having a baby.
That’s why we’ve complied three simple exercises from the postural restoration discipline to help your body “bounce back” to a position without the extra load of the baby in your pelvis and retrain your deep core and respiratory muscles to do their job in supporting your life in every way.
Give it a shot and let us know how it goes.
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