post partum Tag

If you are experience contraindications in your pregnancy (eg. persistent bleeding, placenta praevia, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and indicators of increased risk of premature labour), then you should be be working closely with your obstetrician and taking care of the development of your baby and physical activity may be limited. HOWEVER, if you are having a healthy pregnancy and have got the "green light" from your doctor to exercise, you certainly should be keeping active! In the past, pregnant women were discouraged from exercise because of social and cultural biases and unfounded concerns about safety for the fetus, rather than based on...

Recently, I have been seen alot on social media of wonder-women athletes returning to sport or exercise after the birth of their little ones. Here is a caption snippet from one of the featured athletes at 6 months post partum; with an image of her crossing the finish line of a half marathon: “I wanted to savor this moment in the finishing stretch, freeze time and look back over the last two years with having kids: the months of sleep deprivation, hours of corrective exercises and pelvic/core work, bouts of mastitis, poop my pants runs, bladder incontinence, and the days of questioning...