Postpartum and our self-esteem...
I know the feeling, I’ve been there too... You have become a mother and are completely in love with your baby, but at the same time your body has changed and you are not sure what to do to regain your self-esteem and inner confidence.
This is not just about aesthetics and appearance.
It's much more than that. Motherhood is a very special moment of love and dedication to a life that begins, and a mother who includes in this new routine a moment for herself will provide more balance for the new relationship that begins to be built.
Healthy body, healthy mind!
The process of pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding can often be sensitive and completely alter the physical activity routine you were used to before becoming pregnant. We have to have wisdom to understand that at this stage our body is being heavily demanded to generate and feed a new life. Patience and resilience (and good medical follow-up) help a lot to go through the changes in our body with ease.
However, pregnancy and childbirth can also cause some consequences such as urinary incontinence and diastasis, which must be carefully observed to allow a return in a safe way to the most intense physical activity.
Understand that at postpartum, your uterus, abdominal muscles and pelvic floor are recovering. Be kind to yourself and do not demand to have your belly flat after the first few months after childbirth. An important advice during your postpartum: as much as you want to regain your shape, do not do sit-ups, especially if you have developed diastasis! Do not do impact aerobic activities such as running, cross fit, etc., before strengthening your pelvic floor!
I give this advice properly, because I did not follow it and I know the consequences I had. I returned to triathlon 2 months after my daughter's birth, without any specific strengthening of my pelvic floor after normal delivery. The consequence was a very significant urinary incontinence, which was only resolved after I introduced LOW PRESSURE FITNESS (LPF) into my training routine.
LPF is a low-impact postural and respiratory technique, that tones the core from the inside out, helps minimize diastasis, and helps with pelvic floor and urinary system recovery, making it an ideal activity to practice after medical discharge for physical activity practices.
So, if you don’t stop thinking about postpartum fitness, and postpartum exercises, consider start with the Low Pressure Fitness Technique. Take a look in our Instagram @coretrifitness to see some results and learn more what the LPF can do for you.