You’ve had the baby. You’ve got the jogging stroller. You’ve been cleared by your OB-GYN to “return to exercise.” So you should start running, right? Not so fast.
Core & Pelvic Floor
You’ve got your birth plan all laid out. Awesome music, no medication, your trusted doula. Then the big day comes and despite all your prep, planning and positive imagery, you’re whisked to the operating room for a cesarean section before you can even wrap your head around it.
Don’t wait until you’re cruising the adult incontinence aisle in your 60s. Strengthen your pelvic floor now with these 6 tips & 3 pelvic floor exercises.
What can you do to heal & rebuild your strength before your 6-week checkup? These 5 safe moves will help you realign your posture & close a diastasis recti.
Think six-packs and sit-ups when the “core” comes to mind? That core of yours was made for many tasks, the most important of which, and the one you’ve maybe been doing wrong your entire life: breathing. Learn how to use an “umbrella” breath (or diaphragmatic breath) to strengthen and protect your core for pregnancy, postpartum and a lifetime of […]
Whether you’re pregnant, just had a baby, or are trapped in a cubicle all day slaving away when you’d rather be playing in the park, this workout can help you. Train your abs, restore tone to your pelvic floor and ease low back pain with just a few simple moves. No equipment required!
If you feel like you “can’t find your abs,” this is the workout for you. Whether you’re pregnant, just got your 6-weeks clearance from your OB-GYN, or delivered a few months — or years — ago but are experiencing pelvic problems such as, ahem, leakage or back pain, this is the workout for […]
[video] All About the Core: Pelvic Floor, Diastasis Recti, & Safe Exercise in Pregnancy & Postpartum
Join BB founder Dara Bergeron & pelvic health specialist Liz Frey for an “All About The Core” interview, and learn what’s safe in pregnancy, what’s normal after baby arrives, how to check yourself for diastasis recti and determine whether you need to see a physiotherapist, and how to connect with your core and rehabilitate a minor abdominal separation in postpartum at home.
The plank. It’s everyone’s favourite core exercise, and the base for a hundred variations of torture training, including the ubiquitous push-up (which is a plank PLUS upper body movement). But many people do it terribly wrong. And it might not be the best choice for all mamas… Here’s how and when to add the plank to your core training […]
We know your eyes roll back in your head at the first mention of “pelvic floor exercises,” but the deep muscles of the female core are super important. So what’s a kegel, anyway? And are they necessary for everyone?