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Women’s Health | Pregnancy & Postpartum
March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What you need to know about returning to normal everyday function postpartum.
- What happens to the body during pregnancy & delivery and how does that change your body?
- What are steps you can take to get back to basic exercise safely
- Learn to check yourself for diastasis recti and proper use of core muscles
- ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF at doctors appointments and with all medical practitioners
Many women feel the pull to get back to exercising as soon as possible after childbirth so they can feel like themselves again. Your OB-GYN will usually give you clearance to return to exercise 6-8 weeks postpartum, but how soon is too soon?
No matter the type of birth, pregnancy leads to specific posture changes in the female body which leads to increased pressure in the low back & the front of the hips, and over lengthened inner thighs & abs.
During the postpartum period, it is important to get those muscles that were over lengthened and underused during pregnancy back on board. Your body has an increased risk of injury as your elastin hormone level comes back to normal as well, which means you need all the muscular support you can get! Postpartum, your body is still adapting and may be a little more stretchy than usual.
1. What type of childbirth did you have?
2. Find your abs
3. Develop stability within the pelvis and trunk