Fitness for Pregnant and Postnatal Moms

Fitness knowledge and workouts for pregnant and postpartum Moms.
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Top 5 Non-Crunchy Ab Moves -

I FINALLY stopped blaming my baby for my weight gain, and I started losing weight! Here's how you can finally get rid of the baby weight too!

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Much has been written about binders, compression garments, wraps, corsets, girdles, belly bandits, and splints which are all quite different and all do different things to your tummy. On this page, I am going to give you some quotes from women who have benefited greatly from splinting, my top 4 faves, some personal thoughts, and links to further reading.

DIY No-Sew Splint Liner for wrapping your tummy while healing from diastasis recti-

5 Little Fitness Things to {NOT} Obsess About -

Babywearing is a Workout, so learn what to do and what to avoid to get the most out of it!

How your chemistry affects your diastasis recti -

Binding the belly {splinting} right after birth helps reduce pain, instability and panic right after birth PLUS it hastens recovery of the abdominal fascia as it helps the two sides of the abs reapproximate together faster.

The Birthful Podcast: Diastasis and Tummy Fitness

Sadly I see no mention of stopping if you experience leaking which can be an early sign of pelvic floor trouble that leads to greater tearing or prolapse! I also don't see anything said about supporting the core with a splint. Running is really hard on the pregnant core! These are the splints I like > and here's info on exercise and the core during pregnancy >

What Fitness does for Birth - Fit2B

If your abs seem to only get worse when you do crunches, sit ups or planks… If your belly button mysteriously became an outie when it was always an innie… If your lower back always bothers you, or you constantly “throw your back out”… If you pee your pants every time you sneeze, cough, laugh, stand up, sit down… If you’ve ever given birth and your middle still feels muddled… Then it’s time to change the way you workout.

Learn how to keep your core abs healthy during pregnancy, birth and beyond with this Q & A from!

What Fitness does for Birth - Fit2B

Just because it's common for women who've had children to leak some pee when they cough, laugh hard, make love, or jog to catch up with a runaway toddler THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT LEAKING URINE IS NORMAL or acceptable. There's HOPE friends.

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Squatting is thought of as the simplest way to work your core abdominal muscles and lower body and legs PLUS your pelvic floor BUTT (mispelling intended since squats work your glutes) BUT many people do them wrong and approach them incorrectly. And if you squat poorly, you won’t get the results you want like a flatter tummy and perkier tush. - Fit2b

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A weak core and bladder are NOT normal after birth, and you are designed to heal. Find out how at

Squats are for everywhere, every day!

Frozen in your fitness progress? Let. It. Go! - Fit2b

Musings on Core Health -