Deep Core Breathing
I don’t think people really understand how seriously pregnancy and childbirth can affect your body, especially the core. Deep core breathing is the most important skill to acquire after giving birth and I would recommend starting to practice this a couple weeks after giving birth.
Start gently, and work your way up to longer holds.
Here show to do a basic deep core breathing exercise:
These can be done sitting up, or lying on your back or side. You may want to start lying down and work your way up to doing them sitting up depending on how damaged your deep core muscles are.
As I said in the clip, please make sure to book an appointment with a pelvic floor physiotherapist to check for any prolapse, diastasis recti and other core dysfunction conditions that you may have suffered throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
Also, if you need more help in your pregnancy and childbirth recovery journey, check out Glowing Mama 101: Health and Fitness Fundamentals for New Moms
Steph Sibbio, your pre/postnatal health coach.