I cannot convey the importance of following a specialist postnatal exercise program after the birth of your baby. Whether its 6 weeks or 6 months after, when it comes to returning to pre pregnancy fitness, body composition or maybe even something completely different, it is crucial you choose your exercises wisely as it will impact your body far beyond the initial postnatal phase. One of my biggest concerns for mothers starting back exercising after pregnancy is following incorrect and unsafe exercise regimes – not to say that they are unsafe generally but when it comes to a postpartum body, specialist care really needs to be taken. The postpartum body needs to be retrained to use its core effectively again. If you take the time to help your body recovery correctly the long term benefits will far out weight the short term and your patience and commitment will most certainly pay off.
I have complied my top 5 exercises of choice when it comes to postnatal recovery, exercises that can be done regularly and well beyond the postnatal phase as they are amazing for the female body.