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Back to the Basics – A Simple Exercise Program to Help Facilitate Function and Flatten the ‘Mommy Tummy’

Moms everywhere may need to take it back to the basics to reach their fitness goals. A recent article in the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy outlines a specific abdominal retraining exercise program that helped postpartum women decrease the inter-recti distance below their belly button. In decreasing the gap, they are demonstrating better pressure management and mastering of activating the abdominal muscles efficiently so they can be strengthened effectively. This will avoid putting outward pressure on the abdominal wall which inevitably prevents losing the mommy tummy. A little bit of patience and a lot of committed mindfulness for technique can go a longs way.

Criteria for Return to Running Postpartum — It’s Not Just a Matter of Time

By meeting the guidelines outlined in this post, you are more like to be successful at achieving a safe and effective return to physical activity in the postpartum period. There’s nothing magical about being 6 weeks postpartum. Specific test and measures and signs and symptoms should carry the majority of the weight when considering when to return to running after pregnancy.

Managing Pressure to Prevent Prolapse

Currently pregnant, a new mom, or a seasoned mother, this information is for you. Whether you have delivered vaginally or by cesarean section, you are at a greater risk for developing a pelvic organ prolapse. Decrease that risk by learning how to manage your pressure. This post explains how simple breathing strategies can decrease lessen your chance of developing and/or progressing a pelvic organ prolapse.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

Pelvic floor 101. What is it? Where is it? What does it do? Everything you want to know about the pelvic floor and why you should care about it as a mother who has been pregnant or delivered a child either vaginally or by c-section.