Did you recently have a baby? If so, you might have heard of the term ‘postnatal’. Also, you probably are overwhelmed by the multiple tasks to carry on and whether this is your first baby or not, you might be feeling extremely tired. Nevertheless, you would love to have some time for yourself and ‘get your body back’.
Here are some facts to remember;
During the last 9 months, your body was busy ‘creating a new human being’ which we can all agree is a tremendous job. Therefore, your body will need at least between 9-12 months to come back to its pre-pregnancy state. Your pelvic floor and abdominal muscles were supporting the weight of the baby, placenta and fluids; if you are going to go back to exercises you surely don’t want to put more pressure on it. So, there is always a way to start and this is by stabilising first and then start gradually strengthening your ‘core’ muscles (which YES, include your pelvic floor muscles).