The Postnatal recovery is something that we do not stress the importance of enough in today’s society. Many women are eager to claim their bodies back post-delivery, however, they are unaware of the dangers of doing so in a regular yoga or fitness class situation.
A woman must rebuild the stability of her core muscles, open her upper back to promote healthy posture and increase her milk supply, tone her pelvic floor muscles, and gain an overall balance and equilibrium in her new body. Yoga can help!
Postnatal Recovery Program – $750
Signing up for this program will include:
- 5 Private Yoga Sessions to become familiar with the postnatal recovery exercises
- Access to online Postnatal Recovery Program – including 3 phases of strength building from 6 weeks to 1+ year postpartum
- Diastasis Recti check + Guidelines for healing
Diastasis recti is a fairly common pregnancy condition which affects 30-40% of women. This condition causes the right and left halves of the rectus abdominis muscle to spread apart at the body’s midline. There is a fibrous tissue which thins, widens and stretches around a women’s growing belly in response to the uterus pushing against the abdominal wall. This tissue can weaken and separate during pregnancy. Diastasis recti can occur anytime in the last trimester but are most commonly noticed postnatally.
Diastasis recti reduce the functional strength of the abdominal wall and can cause lower back pain and pelvic instability.
Women expecting multiples, petite women, those with a pronounced swayback, or with very strong pre-pregnancy abdominals or weak abdominal muscles prior to pregnancy are prone to this condition.
Once a woman has been cleared by her doctor for exercise (6-8 weeks post-delivery), she may begin gentle abdominal work to help bring the muscles back together. However, it’s important to recognize that the hormone “relaxin” is present in a woman’s body the whole time she is breastfeeding, so safety is a necessity!
Contact me to schedule your first session today!