It’s amazing how much strength and control we lose after pregnancy and childbirth. Abdominal separation and pelvic floor dysfunction are the top two things that women don’t want to talk about, as they are either too embarrassed about it, learn to live with it, or they don’t think there is a solution.
Enter Restore Your Core, an 8-week online program designed by my women’s health physio Shira Kramer, to kick-start your recovery and fitness post-baby and includes daily exercises, interviews and video resources (with me!) designed to help you rebuild your core after pregnancy and beyond.
I am a proud product of Shira’s expert treatment. She guided me through my three pregnancies with pre-natal clinical pilates and exercise classes and then once I entered the post-natal stage, I participated in exercise therapy which has been packaged up for the Restore Your Core program. While I loved my weekly visits to Shira’s studio for treatment with her and her wonderful team off physios, it would have been very handy to have had the program available on my phone too for those days when I just couldn’t get out of the house (y’all know what I mean mummas).
There are so many benefits of having a strong core. Your core comprises of a group of muscles including deep abdominals, pelvic floor, diaphragm and deep spinal muscles. By keeping your core strong it will help prevent (or manage) back pain, pelvic girdle pain, pelvic floor issues (control of wee and wind) and ensure a healthy posture.
The stats say it all: 1 in 3 women after delivery will suffer pelvic floor dysfunction, 2 in 3 will experience abdominal separation, and 1 in 2 women will suffer from prolapse sometime in their lifetime. This is huge!
It’s so important for you to invest time in looking after yourself and your health after having a baby. There’s no shame in making this a priority.
Sign up to the program here: shirakramer.com.au/
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