Safe Return to Exercise® for New Mums
Join our FREE exercise program to help you bridge the gap between your 6 week checkup and returning to exercise.
Keep reading if:
- You’ve received no or limited exercise guidance
- Your body is different but don’t know why
- You’re experiencing symptoms of a weak pelvic floor
- You’ve heard of abdominal separation but don’t know if you have it
- You don’t know what exercises you should or shouldn’t be doing
A step often forgotten in your postnatal recovery journey but one we know is hugely important both physically and emotionally. You might have left the hospital after having your baby not quite knowing what happened or why it happened in the way it did. This can take a physical and emotional toll especially if we are left in a state of ‘not-knowing’. We help you to understand your birth experience with guidance from our resident obstetrician, Dr Drew Moffrey.
Emotional wellbeing and mental health as a new mum plays a huge part in our postnatal recovery and is just as important as your physical wellbeing. Adjusting to being a new mum brings lots of learning and change and there are many moments that you can feel overwhelmed. We help you to understand your emotional wellbeing with guidance from Dr Nicole Highet and to help you to understand that you absolutely don’t have to go it alone.
One of the main misconceptions after you have had your baby is that when you have had your 6-week check up and if you ‘feel’ okay you can return to whatever exercise you like. What we really want is for you to understand your body from the inside out. Our resident mum-focused fitness professional Jen Dugard & Women’s Health Physiotherapist Jo Murdoch help you to understand that your pelvic floor is an internal muscle, what it has been through throughout your pregnancy and birth process and how you can become aware and start to strengthen it moving forward. They help you to understand your abdominal wall and pelvis, if you have abdominal separation or any kind of pelvic pain you can understand where you are at right now and your next best steps to take.
We know you are itching to get started with some movement so Jen Dugard will guide you through some basic core and postural exercises that you can do whenever you feel ready postnatally. Yes, we want you to wait until your 6-week check up before you return to more formal exercise and longer if you have had a c-section but these basic exercises will help you to begin to rebuild from the inside out safely and effectively when you feel ready.
Now you are ready to start to think about moving into more formal exercise or movement of your choice. We provide you with quality information and our top tips on what to look out for when enquiring with or talking to a gym, pilates or yoga studio, personal trainer or basically any kind of exercise program in the postnatal period.