Unfortunately the rhetoric around postnatal recovery is still very much along the lines of panic, confusion and a mad rush to get back to ‘normal’ as soon as possible. I totally understand why this happens as we want to feel good and return to a familiar level of exercise.
Firstly, I think its important to say there is no shame in wanting to get back to your pre pregnancy exercise routine & wear your old clothes again. Feeling strong, body confident and moving pain free is so good for your mental health as well as your physical wellbeing. However I always say to everyone please do not rush the process! Trying to run before you can walk (often quite literally!) isn’t going to do you any favours either in the short or long term.
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There are lots of things to consider during the early stages of postnatal recovery, so here are some tips for all new mums, no matter how you delivered your baby: Get lots of rest Time is a wonderful healer and this couldn’t be more true than in the fourth trimester (the first 12 weeks postpartum). […]
Firstly lets answer the safety question, yes, it’s absolutely safe and also recommended by the NHS for women during pregnancy to partake in regular exercise. As a pre and postnatal specialist the question around whether its safe and what to avoid when pregnant is a question I often get asked and with good reason. I […]