Postpartum exercise to recover after pregnancy
Congratulations, you’ve done it! Childbirth is behind you, and you have a new little bundle of joy in your life. Now that baby is here, you probably have questions, like how to get back in shape.
Many new parents are interested in starting to exercise after baby arrives. But not so fast! Before putting on those leggings and lacing up your sneakers, it’s important to make sure your pelvic floor is in tip-top shape.
Should you do sports right after giving birth?
You might want to get back to your old exercise routine right away. But should you?
Recovering from childbirth means rehabilitating your entire body. You just brought life into the world, and it’s natural to need rest. It’s counterproductive to try to get back to overly strenuous sports right away to shed your baby weight or get back into shape. Instead, many doctors recommend that you do daily activities that allow you to safely reconnect with your body, strengthen your core, and improve your posture. Your doctor may recommend abdominal, respiratory and pelvic floor exercises to re-educate your whole body after childbirth. For example, postpartum yoga is a type of exercise your doctor could recommend that can help effectively rehabilitate these different parts of your body.
Avoid postpartum incontinence and strengthen your pelvic floor
There is an easy way to avoid urinary incontinence after giving birth and strengthen your pelvic floor for better well-being and quality of life.
The Emy Kegel trainer allows you to do your pelvic floor exercises in the comfort and privacy of your home. It uses clinically proven techniques and exercises approved by health care professionals. This wireless biofeedback Kegel trainer connects to a mobile app that lets you monitor your muscle contractions in real time and track your progress. With 32 different games you can play with your pelvis, you stay motivated throughout your Kegel exercise regimen.
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