Reintroducing exercise after having a baby can be confusing and scary. You’re wondering what’s safe and how it will make you feel. We have a very simple workout that will be appropriate for almost everyone for your first session back at the gym.
Symptoms of prolapse often appear at the end of the day after gravity has been pulling down your already vertically-challenged pelvic organs for hours. A prolapse relief position is something you can do at home to lessen the immediate symptom. Relief positions are not a treatment or a cure, but a way to just a find some comfort when you are experiencing organ heaviness or irritation.
If you’ve never been pregnant before, it can be hard to imagine how you’ll feel in the third trimester. It can be even harder to imagine how that big belly will affect your workouts.
Repetitive care-taking tasks can take its toll on the joints. These are our favorite stretches for new mothers who do a lot of sitting, feeding and cuddling.
We’re here to help demystify your first visit with a pelvic floor physical therapist, so you feel like an empowered participant in your own health and recovery.
How do you know if you’ve overdone it when exercising during pregnancy? Are there signs or symptoms to look out for to signal that you’re overdone? What happens if you accidentally overdo it? Are there consequences to your health of mother or baby?
Workout Type: Prenatal
There are times when exercise during pregnancy is contraindicated and should be avoided. It’s crucial that you check with your obstetrician for the green light before beginning or continuing any exercise routine during pregnancy.
Maybe it’s been months or even years after you’ve had your baby and your belly still appears pregnant. So what gives? Is it diastasis recti or something else?
The controversy about supine exercise lies in a condition called Supine Hypotensive Syndrome during which the pregnant uterus compresses the inferior vena cava and restricts blood flow returning to the heart of the mother.