Breath work is a HUGE part of the postpartum recovery process. This lesson takes you through the why and the how of breathing after birth.
Directly following birth, our main goal is rest and recovery. In the midst of acclimating to a new tiny human, it's easy to forget that our bodies have just done some incredible work and need time to recover!
Recovery is, of course, still at the forefront of your postpartum training. Listen to your body here to determine whether you should move on to weeks 5 & 6 or stick with the first four weeks of training.
As you continue to rebuild your body after pregnancy and delivery, weeks 7-10 start to bring more focus onto reintegrating more of your muscles so you can continue building foundational strength.
As you move forward into weeks 11-14, you might be feeling ready to take on the world, but you are still repairing your body from pregnancy and delivery. Keep listening to your body and do what feels right! This work should be enhancing your life, not adding stress and discomfort.
Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.
WHEN TO CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN
If you experience any symptoms of weakness, unsteadiness, light-headedness or dizziness, chest pain or pressure, nausea, or shortness of breath. Mild soreness after exercise may be experienced after beginning a new exercise. Contact your physician if the soreness does not improve after 2-3 days.
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