Postnatal Recovery Classes
I am Lynda Lovatt, the owner of Puff Fitness. As some of you will know I have been running postnatal recovery classes at Habit in Evans Bay for almost 4 years.
My programmes run in February, May, August, and October each year. There is so much on offer in this programme. You can check out my website here to find out more and get in touch with me.
At the end of 2017 this service won Programme Excellence at the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards. We continue to deliver a high standard of postnatal care, aimed at recovering you deeply post-birthing.
It is very important to recover your body post baby as you have had 9 months of pregnancy and delivered a baby. It will take at least a year for you to recover. This is due to the hormonal, musculoskeletal, and postural changes.
Your primary function is to be as fit as you can for motherhood. Learning how to lift your baby, geting up from sitting, or off the floor, lifting a capsule, and throwing a pram in the boot are your 24 hour activities. Then eventually getting back into that sport or gym class where your exercise prescription will need to be modified for your post baby body.
Your core muscles are your weakest link post baby. You need to connect well with these muscles and use them with confidence when you lift or do a heavy movement to reduce pressure on your healing pelvic floor and tummy muscles.
Learning to do this will reduce diastasis (abdominal muscle separation), prevent prolapse, stress urinary incontinence and provide you with absolute lifetime value.
C-section ladies need a deep level of recovery that focuses on nutrition for healing and freeing up scar tissue as it lays down to improve mobility. To find out more about this and why your pelvic floor will be affected continue reading here.
In our programme we use transabdominal pelvic floor ultrasound to assess your pelvic floor contraction and endurance. This is important to check you are doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly. You will experience this on week 2 and week 6 of our 8 week programme.
Your pelvic floor will be affected post vaginal or c-section birth. Click here for some in depth information about the recovery post vaginal birthing. It is interesting to note that your pelvic floor muscle just like any other muscle can become tight or weak.
Please get in touch with me if you have any questions at all about our Postnatal Recovery service. Feel free to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.