Postnatal Workout:Mom and Baby Postpartum Exercise
You did it! You made it through pregnancy,
labor and delivery and now you have a beautiful, healthy baby.
Unfortunately, you also have a few extra pounds that you wish
would disappear! You've heard that postpartum exercise can
greatly increase postpartum weight loss, but how can you find
the time to exercise?
The Perfect Postnatal Workout
No special equipment needed-
just a towel and a baby!
- Speed postpartum weight loss
- Bond and play with your baby while you exercise
- Look leaner by toning your abs to improve your posture
- Strengthen your lower back and arms to lift and
hold your baby without injuring yourself
- Tighten and slim your glutes and thighs
- Condition your pelvic floor muscles to:
- avoid urinary incontinence
- avoid prolapse (falling out of place) of your
- increase sexual enjoyment for both yourself
and your partner
World-class acrobat Karyne Steben, formerly
of Cirque du Soleil, shares her secrets for postpartum
weight loss in this fun and effective video. Using her
daughter, Azia, as resistance for her postpartum exercises,
Karyne takes you through 1 short workout for the first
month postpartum and 2 15-minute workouts for when you
get your doctor's approval to exercise. And just as
she answers questions about pregnancy in her previous
video, The Perfect Pregnancy Workout, Karyne explains
the dos and don'ts of postpartum exercise in an easy-to-understand
twelve-minute instructional section.
The workout starts out easy and gets more challenging
as your baby grows, allowing your body to become
gradually stronger, leaner and more defined.
Thanks to staying fit during pregnancy
and doing postpartum exercise, Karyne was back down
to her pre-pregnancy weight and looking great just
four weeks after giving birth!
*includes exercise modifications for
with diastasis recti*
The Perfect Postnatal Workout is an
enjoyable bonding experience between mother and baby,
any woman who wants to get back in shape after giving
birth who has permission to exercise from her doctor.
Always exercise care and support the neck when handling
your baby. Check with your pediatrician before starting
exercises that lift the baby higher than your shoulders.
Teresita Ferrer, M.D. FACOG
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