Updated: Mar 11
Those of us who have birthed a baby will forever and always be post-partum.
That isn’t a judgment, just a physical fact. Postpartum women make up about 85% of the female population. The physical after-effects of childbirth may last for years. For me, it was a feeling of disconnection within my body: shallow breathing, constant urination urges, lower abdominal pain, low back fatigue, heavy and never-ending periods, etc. Focusing on the pelvic floor with Kegel exercises did not help long term. With what I know now, perhaps I might have avoided or at least delayed a surgery in my 40’s.
A healthy, functioning pelvic floor works in rhythm with good breathing patterns and should be established as a base prior to starting other fitness programming. See your ob-gyn to rule out other potential causes before beginning a program of pelvic floor strengthening.
This 10-minute video demonstrates the steps to core connection breathing. If you are used to compensating for dysfunctional breathing and core/pelvic weakness, be sure to honor the process and allow time for your brain and body to coordinate these new movements. With practice and patience, your core-connection habit will become second nature.
In the meantime, please contact me with your questions about your fitness or in-home personal training.
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