I vividly remember, like it was yesterday, one of the first days of being home after having my second baby.
My two year old daughter at the time was excited to see me, so she ran towards me as fast as she could straight into my belly.
I remember trying to brace for her impact with my core, like you would brace if someone were to try to punch you in the stomach, and none of my core muscles activated!
It was just squish!
Of course, it's completely normal to have stretched out muscles that need time to heal, but I don't remember that feeling after my first baby. Postpartum life with a toddler around is a lot more demanding, right?!
It was then that I realized I need to rehab my core and begin the process of rebuilding my strength in a way that I had never done before. We're not talking crunches or planks, but actually waking up the deep core muscles and strengthening the tissue that makes a strong abdominal wall.
Have you noticed that squish kind of feeling too?
I've put together this free guide for you to help you through the beginning steps of getting a strong core after pregnancy. These are the same steps I took during my rehab process that I want to make sure every mom has access to:
These steps can be done day one postpartum, at 6 weeks, or even 6 years postpartum! Rebuilding your core can always be done, it is never too late to start!
Grab the free guide and safely find your core strength again so that you can do what your mom life requires of you.
I'd love to connect with you! I offer a completely free Facebook group full of other moms who are looking to get back to their strength and fitness postpartum. I share postpartum-safe workouts, recipes, tips to continue to heal your core, and so much more in that space.