Abs, Core & Pelvic Floor: Core Dysfunction and Diastasis Recti Recovery by Natalie Hodson30 Day comprehensive program
Focuses on healing diastasis recti (abdominal separation), and pelvic floor dysfunction (peeing pants/hemorrhoids/vaginal prolapse), and weakness
Learn about anatomy, pressure, posture, self-affirmations
Go through this program before you start back into higher impact exercise
Pelvic floor strength training decreases symptoms of incontinence is 83% of women!
Abs Core and Pelvic Floor Program
After growing, giving birth and nursing three babies, I came to appreciate my body in a whole new way extending far beyond what it had done for me physically in my running career. I enjoyed most every minute of being pregnant and the sweet months of new motherhood following. With each pregnancy, I allowed myself to step away from my type-A training schedule and expectations of how quickly I should be bouncing back in both athletic ability and appearance. These physical and mental respites were a blessing that helped keep me healthy, happy and centered. Embarrassing problems like incontinence and bladder prolapse related to pelvic floor weakness and dysfunction and, to a lesser degree, Diastasis Recti, a muscles separation in the abdomen that can contribute to mommy pooch. My doctors were pushing surgery, but I was scared and unsure, so I researched ways to self-correct with specific exercises and have been feeling great for years.
The first few years after the twins were born I joked a lot about how my body, especially my core, never felt the same. Monique Middlekauff. Having twins, while wonderful, was also a fairly traumatic experience. I was on bed rest, they were premature, they spent some time in the NICU, then they came home on heart and breathing monitors as well as several medications each. My life was run by charts and schedules.
Beyond the Basics
After childbirth or as you get older, you may notice that your pelvic floor muscles have weakened. The pelvic muscles support the bladder, bowel, and uterus. When they contract, the organs are lifted and the openings to the vagina, anus, and urethra are tightened. When the muscles are relaxed, urine and feces can be released from the body. Pelvic floor muscles also play an important role in sexual function. Strengthening these muscles can reduce pelvic pain during sex and increase the ability of achieving pleasurable sensations.
I have hope for the first time in a long time that broken areas of this body of mine can be fixed! Do you have broken areas? Do you have a gap between your abs that now bulges from pregnancy? That is very common and called Diastasis Recti. Do you wet your pants a little when you laugh, sneeze, cough or jump? Or like me, is it hard to hold it when you gotta go? All of these things have weakened my pelvic floor muscles.
If you feel like you "can't find your abs," this is the workout for you. Whether you're pregnant, just got your 6-weeks clearance from your OB-GYN, or delivered a few months -- or years -- ago but are experiencing pelvic problems such as , ahem, leakage or back pain, this is the workout for you. Are you wondering "what the heck happened to my abs? Let us reunite you. We recommend you consult a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist to get a personalized treatment plan and ensure your core and pelvic floor muscles are healing as they should.