The Fit Girls Guide to Postpartum Recovery

I think we can all agree that recovery from childbirth is pretty gnarly. As my husband likes to put it, its like our body is recovering from a bad car wreck.

It looked like a long bulge down the middle of my stomach that did not seem normal. It was confirmed when I brought it to my doctor’s attention.

My Diastasis Recti discovery

Exercises for recovery and repairing Diastasis Recti

With the help of my Pilates training and years of dancing, I know my body pretty well.

Breathing- on wall or floor

Take a deep breath, expanding your ribs as if you are inflating a balloon in your stomach. Exhale all your air out slowly and pull the belly button to the spine.

Heel slide

Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor. Slowly glide one heel out until the leg is extended.

Bridge marching

Roll up into a bridge with your knees aligned over your ankles. In your bridge, lift one leg to table top, engaging the core, then replace the leg, keeping the hips up.

I am very lucky to know a lot of amazing and knowledgeable women in the South Bay. Each of them helped me recover and learn about how to handle my new body and new baby.