Being a woman means facing unique challenges, including prenatal care and postpartum recovery. Unfortunately, these experiences are often under looked in our current health care system and may be associated with pelvic and/or low back pain, weakened abdominal and butt muscles, incontinence, extreme fatigue and chronic stiffness. We believe it is time to break the stigma and prioritize women’s health.
Having a baby and going through postpartum recovery can be challenging, but they don’t have to result in long-term issues that affect your quality of life. You deserve to prioritize your health and well-being without the fear of pelvic floor dysfunction, pain, or weakness. Here are some tips to help you navigate postpartum recovery and prenatal care with confidence and strength:
Focus on Belly Breathing and Abdominal Strengthening: Learning how to belly breathe and properly activate your abdominal muscles can help prevent pelvic and low back pain, as well as improve your overall posture. Incorporating abdominal strengthening exercises into your daily routine can help you feel more confident and in control.
Prioritize Pelvic Floor Therapy: Learning how to properly activate your pelvic floor is important for vaginal delivery. Taking care of your pelvic floor is also a crucial part of postpartum recovery and women’s health. Pelvic floor therapy can help alleviate pelvic pain, prevent pelvic floor dysfunction, and improve bladder control.
Invest in Prenatal Care: Investing in prenatal care can help ensure a healthy pregnancy and postpartum recovery. This includes regular check-ups with your doctor, a balanced diet, proper supplementation and engaging in physical activity.
Practice Self-Care: Taking care of yourself, both physically and emotionally, is essential for maintaining your overall health and well-being. This includes getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in self-care activities that help you feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
Connect with Other Women: Talking to other women who have gone through similar experiences can provide you with support, understanding, and a sense of community. Join our postpartum group fitness to feel less isolated and more empowered.
Navigating postpartum recovery and prenatal care doesn’t have to be a daunting experience. By prioritizing your pelvic floor, abdominal strength, and overall health, you can approach these experiences with confidence and strength. Let’s break the stigma and empower women to take control of their health and well-being.