The exercises you do in pregnancy should prepare you to lift your constantly growing and moving baby. They should help you to understand and control your intra-abdominal pressure and minimize risk/manage complications such as incontinence, pain, pressure, and diastasis recti. They should teach you how to lift and carry that car seat, and they should prepare you for labour and delivery.
Your postpartum exercises should be strengthening your glutes because that BOOTY is the POWERHOUSE for all that carrying and lifting and holding. Your exercises should strengthen your DEEP core and involve breathing correctly while improving your alignment. They should be progressive.
Your program can be as long or as short as you need it to be – and the reasons you are doing each
exercise should be understood.
If you don’t know where to start or your current exercises just aren’t doing the trick we need to get you
~ Lindsay, PT