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Best Way To Heal After Having A Baby

Rest is a huge part of making a full recovery, but it's not the only part to help you make a full recovery and a smooth transition to an exercise program. That's why I created the Bump Fit Postpartum Guide. This downloadable pdf, or ebook, takes you from day 1 postpartum (you can do these in the hospital!) all the way up to your six-week doctors follow up appointment. Exercises progress as you heal from the inside out. And while I would suggest waiting at least 5-6 weeks post cesarean (there's more healing going on there versus a vaginal birth), you can still benefit just as much if you delay the start of the guide. So no sweat if you feel absolutely tired, haven't showered in days, and can't remember when you ate your last meal without a tiny human interrupting you - the guide will be waiting for you when you are ready!

Below I list the top 5 reasons why this guide is so beneficial. It's not about vanity and "getting your body back" (although this will most certainly help you get there), but rather on healing properly so you don't have to worry about issues like diastasis recti or incontinence later down the road.

5. Convenience

Once you have a baby, as a mother you will quickly find out your time is not your own. They are so little and they literally eat, sleep, and poop all day so you should have plenty of time to have "me" time, right? Wrong! If you aren't feeding them, putting them to sleep, or changing them then you are resting, showering, feeding yourself, washing all that tiny laundry, or doing house work. Suddenly it's the evening and you are too exhausted to even think of doing anything else other than passing out to some Netflix.

Having the comfort of owning an exercise program will help give your day some structure outside of baby life and allow you to move your body in a safe way that will encourage proper healing. With the postpartum ebook you don't need a lot of equipment allowing you to do the exercises when you simply have a spare moment. The exercises are to rehabilitate your core and pelvic floor and are not intended to be used as a program to lose weight - with that being said you can sprinkle the exercises into your day rather than waiting until the end of the day to complete them, increasing the odds of your compliance with the program.

4. Close The Gap To Your Diastasis Recti

All of the exercises in the postpartum ebook are safe to do if you have a diastasis gap. The purpose is to rehabilitate the core muscles that have been stretched and weakened during pregnancy. Learning how to improve your posture and re-engage the transverse abdominus in a progressive week-by-week manner will help not only to close the gap, but improve core strength, and your posture.

3. Stop Leaking

Did you find yourself leaking urine when you were pregnant? Guess, what? Unfortunately the leaking isn't going to stop now that you have delivered. If you don't strengthen your core and pelvic floor it may even get worse - especially if you return to exercise prior to seeking to improve this. The good news is, the exercises in the postpartum ebook will help you do just that - improving your pelvic floor in ways that go beyond your basic kegel.

2. Created By A Women's Health Physical Therapist (And Mom)!

There are A LOT of self-proclaimed "specialists" for exercise pr