After six weeks (or 10 if you had a caesarean section) you can get back to some gentle exercise. It is best to avoid anything like sit ups, planks or anything that creates intra-abdominal pressure which will not help a gap in the tummy or a weak pelvic floor.
Strengthening your body, without pushing too hard.
Settling into being a new mum takes time, and it’s important to allow yourself to focus on your baby and adjusting to your new role. Don’t push yourself before you’re ready and definitely don’t worry about getting back into shape just yet. Get out and walk but avoid any running or high intensity exercise and listen to your body. It has been through trauma and it takes longer than you think for the birth canal and tummy to mend.
After 6 weeks (or 10 if you had a caesarean section) you can get back to some gentle exercise. It is best to avoid anything like sit ups, planks or anything that creates intra-abdominal pressure which will not help a gap in the tummy or a weak pelvic floor. It is best to get your abs checked and if you have any pelvic floor issues after seven weeks then ask to see a women’s health physio.
I offer the Holistic Core Restore® Everywoman on 1:1 – it is the same as the group course but you get the full 1:1 support. You will get the kit, access to homework portal, the full education and nutrition advice and have access to the private Facebook page. It is initially a 6 week course.
I also offer a 1:1 Holistic Core Restore® Diastasis programme – an individual programme depending on your needs. You will also get the kit, nutritional advice and the private Facebook page support.
I also offer 1:1 personal training as a one-off assessment and posture check.
I do also offer new Outdoor New Mums Bums and Tums classes. These are my Mums Bums & Tums classes which I have run for years, but these are new-mum specific. Babies can of course come with you. We do a lot of band work to kick in with the deep core and pelvic floor muscles and do lower intensity cardio – always looking after the pelvic floor and tummy post birth.
As well as one-to-one personal training sessions I run a number of classes for new mums, some of which allow you to bring your baby along so you don’t even have to worry about childcare.