Congratulations on your New baby!

Phew, you just completed 9 months of pregnancy, now what?

When I embarked on this journey of motherhood 8 years ago there were no resources on how to heal your body after pregnancy and how to start exercising.

So I took my Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and continued my education in Prenatal/postnatal exercise to help provide the resources I was needing.

I believe that exercise is the best thing you can do for your body and mind as mom.

While a majority of healthcare professionals recommend waiting 6 weeks to allow your body enough recovery time, from the viewpoint of physical therapy, you may begin gentle exercise when you feel prepared (given there are no health complications). However, this does not mean jumping straight back into intense cardio or weightlifting sessions. Concentrate on gentle core strengthening and pelvic floor rehabilitation exercises. Many new moms often overlook these crucial areas, leading to disappointment and frustration when their bodies struggle to keep up with pre-pregnancy workout routines.

Fun fact: 100% of pregnant moms will have abdominal separation during pregnancy but not everyone will end up with Diastasis Recti.

Excessive abdominal stretching that does not close on its own is called “Diastasis”.

Ideal weight gain during pregnancy varies based on factors such as pre-pregnancy weight and stage of pregnancy.

For example, women with a normal pre-pregnancy BMI are typically advised to gain between 25-35 pounds, while those who are overweight or underweight may be guided to gain more or less respectively.

Excessive or insufficient weight gain during pregnancy can lead to potential risks such as gestational diabetes or low birth weight. This is why maintaining a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and following healthcare provider’s advice is crucial for a healthy pregnancy.

Maintaining core strength during pregnancy is very important for reducing the risk of Diastasis Recti, incontinence and pelvic floor prolapse.

Meet the author

Welcome! I’m Brooke!

I’m a proud mother of four, surviving on love, laughter, and endless cups of coffee. expect to find more than just fitness tips and routines.

You can expect to find more than just fitness tips and routines. I’ll be sharing time-saving tricks, organizational hacks, and ways to keep the entire family involved in staying active and healthy. This blog is all about embracing the chaos of motherhood, finding humor in the daily hiccups, and supporting each other as we become the strongest, happiest versions of ourselves.

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