Exercises designed for the postpartum body can help with pelvic floor dysfunction, rebuild core strength, and heal abdominal separation. It also aims to relieve hip, back, and neck pain.
Your main focus after the baby is on restoring your deepest core and pelvic floor muscles. This also includes relearning how to breathe. Since the growing baby is essentially pushing organs into your diaphragm, you may have become used to short, shallow breathing. Not only can this prevent you from finding nervous system relief, but it can also use your core functionally. When you learn to breathe in three dimensions (in the pelvic floor and in the side and back ribs), tension is released and your core exercises more effective.
Intra-abdominal pressure also increases during pregnancy as the growing baby causes the abdominal muscles to stretch, which ultimately means a weaker core. Intentional core exercises with the integration of breathing work also support the closure of the abdominal separation or diastasis recti.
Always consider the pelvic area of your core because even if you have a cesarean section, the pelvic floor has supported your baby's weight for 9 months and requires targeted training to prevent / cure pelvic floor pain and dysfunction.
Another important facet of postpartum movement is postural correction. Carrying a growing baby for 9 months can affect your balance, create tension and balance in your lower back, overstretch your upper back, and even weaken your glutes. An expertly designed postpartum program should eliminate these imbalances and help rebuild the supportive attitude – not only for pain relief, but also to help you cope with the physical strain of maternal duties like feeding and carrying babies (and the endless ones that come with it Baby items)! ).