No pregnancy is the same. The span of time it may take to recover & see results can vary widely between women. At Fit mamas club we set goals based on each woman’s recovery rate and goals.
Exercise is a very useful component in postpartum weight loss, dietary intervention and caloric reduction are necessary for reaching weight loss goals.
Remember Diet & Exercise go hand in hand. How long ? Depends on how much effort, commitment & dedication you will put in & what stage you are at, were you overweight before pregnancy ? How much weight did you gain during pregnancy ? Did you exercise during pregnancy ? Did you suffer from any medical issues ?
The pressure placed on new moms to “get their bodies back” is immense; however, it needs to be ignored. After performing one of the most incredible feats of physical and mental strength, many new moms unfortunately don’t meet their own standards and feel weak and out of shape. They are therefore vulnerable to the claims of exercise classes promoting quick results and are looking for the hardest, most intense activity that will help them feel strong again. Keep in mind, your body has just been through nine months of changes and adaptations that culminated in the birth of your baby. It is not realistic to expect your body to just bounce back to the way it was before pregnancy. The truth is, your body has changed and it will never be the same. That is not to say it can’t be better, stronger, or more functional, but it will never be the same as it was and striving to get back to what it was is futile. Instead, your focus should be on retraining your core and then gradually progressing back to more intense activities.
The first six to eight weeks postpartum are meant for rest and recovery with gentle core restoration work added at a gradual pace. A pelvic floor physiotherapy assessment around six weeks postpartum is recommended for every woman regardless of how you gave birth. This is an overlooked aspect of women’s health that should be the standard of care and a mandatory piece of prenatal and postpartum healthcare.
Fit mamas Club will
Assist you in weight management issues, including the loss of excess weight gained during the pregnancy and the maintenance of appropriate caloric intake for breastfeeding.
- Assist in physical reconditioning of the body after delivery.
- Assist the client to establish a regular exercise routine.
- Provide support for new mothers and babies. Encourage women to take time for their fitness and health and promote the benefits derived from a consistent fitness routine, such as reduced stress, less anxiety, and better self-esteem.