Mommy and Me Workout

October 15, 2018

Five Exercise To Do With Baby Postpartum

I know first hand the difficulty of finding the time to work in your exercise routine once your bundle of joy comes along. You are trying to balance being a great mommy and taking care of yourself at the same time and that is not an easy task! As a physical therapist and a new mom myself, I know and understand the importance of jumping back into exercises after baby to strengthen your core and prevent future injury. I had my first child 6 months ago and I was concerned after my son Levi was born that I would not be the same person physically. I am here to tell you that you can strive to return to your old self and instill healthy habits for yourself and your family. Here are several exercises that I tried to complete daily to help strengthen my core and get back into “the swing of things”. I wanted to show and demonstrate some exercises that you can either carry or have your little one close by for safety. As always, it is best to consult with your doctor prior to exercise to ensure safety and medical clearance. You can also check in with your local physical therapist to ensure proper form of exercise and to discuss a proper workout plan.

 

1. BRIDGES

 

2. ALTERNATING SUPERMAN with PRONE PLAY or TUMMY TIME

 

3. PLANK

 

4. CLAMSHELLS

 

5. SQUATS WITH A LIFT

 

 

Written By: Rachel Cameron, PT, DPT

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