[PODCAST] Postpartum Exercise Q&A

by Apr 28, 2020

Postpartum Exercise Q&A

Last week I sat down with my podcast co-host, a super smart pelvic health physiotherapist, to answer a dozen of your top questions about postpartum exercise. 

Returning to exercise or movement postpartum can feel like such a confusing time.

Can long do you rest for? How hard – or not – do you push yourself? Do you have to wait until your 6-week check up to get moving? 

I want this to feel so much simpler for you. Because it can be.

Postpartum movement can be a catalyst for supporting your physical healing, and your mental health. It might be the *thing* that helps you feel more like you, and we’ll take what we can get after pregnancy.

Today, on the To Birth and Beyond podcast, you are getting answers to some of the most common questions about post-pregnancy fitness.

– When can I start exercising after a C-section? 

– I had a 3rd degree tear. When can I start strength training? 

– When can I start Cesarean scar massage? Will this impact when I can return to exercise? 

– Can I do crunches postpartum?

– What can I expect the first few days postpartum?

– What do I do for an achy body? 

– Is swimming after a vaginal birth safe

– Should I wear support leggings postpartum?

And, if you’re a fitness or health professional, you’ll want to note particular attention to these questions: 

– I am struggling with getting clients back to high impact exercise without them leaking. 

 – I am a fitness coach and want to start offering classes to new moms. How early is it OK for them to start working out? 

 – Are there any safer breathing strategies or exercises for people with pelvic organ prolapse?

– What is your favourite types of workouts for postpartum people? 

Listen to Episode 118 of the To Birth and Beyond podcast here, or catch it on your favourite app – Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to pods.


Ps. Are you on the waitlist for the spring class of the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy?

If you are a fitness or health professional, or someone with an interest in postpartum health, you can build your confidence and skillset in handling these post-pregnancy concerns that come up for your clients or patients in their postnatal recoveries, and beyond.

Join the wait-list and receive early access to enrol on May 5th, plus save $100+ on your registration!

Jessie Mundell is mama-in-chief at JessieMundell.com, where she’s helped hundreds of moms feel strong, confident, and EMPOWERED in their bodies with fitness programs tailored to their prenatal and postnatal needs.

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