I suffered two very common, very preventable injuries trying to lose weight after my first pregnancy.
THAT'S WHEN I KNEW THERE HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY TO GET IN SHAPE AFTER PREGNANCY.
When I couldn't find what I needed, I went about creating it. I'm so grateful that the Body After Baby Recovery Program helped me get back in shape safely, and thoughtfully, after my second and third pregnancies. What a difference these exercises made in my postpartum recovery once I knew the correct steps to take.
Seeing my own results, and that of the many moms that followed the program, I knew it was too good not to share.
But wait, back to those injuries:
I discovered my first injury after I started running again when I was 6 weeks postpartum. The technical term for "peeing your pants" is urinary incontinence; and it is anything but fun.
My second injury became obvious to me around 6 months postpartum. Specialists were able to determine I had a diastasis recti (abdominal separation) that was manifesting as a lower backache. Apparently, when your core is weak and unstable, you will start to feel pain in other places that are trying to compensate for this injury. No one was able to determine if my abdominal separation happened while I was still pregnant, or if I had exacerbated it doing the wrong core-strengthening exercises trying to get back in shape again after pregnancy. I have a deep suspicion that the crunches, sit-ups and planks might've been at fault here, but it could also have something to do with my alignment, my breathing, and how I moved my body during everyday activities like picking up my baby, getting out of bed, carrying groceries, etc. Any and all of the above could've been the problem.
What I do know is this: My body just wasn't quite ready for the exercises I was trying to do.
Looking back, I wouldn't change any part of this journey. These injuries are what brought me to you. These challenges have given me insight into what other women must face too.
The Body After Baby Recovery Program was created out of these struggles. I know that the physical recovery of pregnancy and childbirth is to be respected, and never rushed.
My hope is this program makes your transition from beautiful pregnant lady to beautiful mother of children a smooth one. And your recovery a successful one.