Postnatal Note 2

Congratulations! Hope you and bub are doing well, such an exciting time!

We encourage members to gain approval from their health practitioner or obstetrician before commencing exercise again. This usually happens at six weeks post birth.

It’s so important to rebuild your strength slowly and safely after having a baby. This program has been specifically designed to ease you back into moving again and finding that deep connection.

With your abdominal separation the key here is to really focus on the breathing, practise it and make sure you are mastering the connection.

Here are my tips on breathing:

  1. Place your hands onto the sides of your ribcage
  2. Inhale – Breathe back and up into your ribcage – your ribcage should expand wider
  3. Exhale – Draw the ribcage back together and deepen down through the abdominals

This type of breathing means you breathe up and down rather than the belly going in and out.

Make sure you listen to your body, if you need a rest day – take one. Or do a stretching workout – your body will thank you for it! Quick Stretch 2 and Mini Stretch 1 are perfect for you.

Please note: It’s important to take your time, this program can be completed several times until you feel confident to move on.