Okay Mamas! I’m ready to lose the postpartum weight and start to get back in shape. Who’s with me? One problem in my case: C-Sections are gnarly. Before I start to get REAL serious (and will update you along the way), I need to remember that my insides have been toyed with. Breezy Mama turned to Cindy Furey, owner of Comprehensive Therapy Services, Inc., — a full service physical therapy clinic specializing in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction — to get the safest exercises to start with (because, as she says, “If your abdominal muscles and pelvic floor are not strong enough, doing sit ups, especially if you allow your belly to pooch out, can lead to pelvic organ prolapse. Which means your organs can start to sag, drop and feel like they are falling out. Strengthen with these exercises [first]”). Even if you haven’t had a C-Section, but are looking to start things slowly, make sure to begin with the following moves and you and I can get started together! (Never do any exercises without your Dr’s approval of course).
So you had a cesarean section, now what do you do for exercise? Whether it was planned or an emergency cesarean, it’s time to rehab those core muscles. But first, there are a few things you should know about your C Section: [Read more…] about Postpartum Exercises for the C Section Mama