Do you really have to wait 6 weeks to dive back into exercise after having a baby?
The short answer is: nope.
The long answer is that you don’t have to wait to start moving. You can start moving sooner.
The truth is you’re already doing a ton of moving, lifting, and carrying simply by being a mom.
So the best thing you can do is focus on moving in a way that’ll support your recovery process.
And there are some essential foundational strategies and movements that you can use to help your body heal, feel stronger, and deal with any pain or discomfort you might be having from all the demands of caring for a newborn.
As well as ensure that – when you are truly ready to dive back into your pre-baby workouts – you (hopefully) aren’t going to have to deal with any negative side effects (like leaking, pain or other uncomfortable issues).
As you go through these strategies, it’s important to remember that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to recovering from pregnancy, labour and delivery.
There isn’t one exercise program that’ll work for every mom – especially since every mom has different preferences and goals and no two MomBods are the same.
But there are some essential strategies that all moms can benefit from.
And that’s what we’ll focus on today.