When a woman becomes pregnant, her body automatically starts to make the changes and preparing for a baby. As the baby grows, the stomach is not the only thing that begins to adjust to allow space. The pelvis and hip muscles widen and stretch in preparation for when its time for the baby to be delivered. With that being said, these changes that take place are very critical because now the woman’s body has shifted for the baby.
Once the child is born, a woman’s body, because of the adjustments made during pregnancy, can feel the change the body has made when walking, running, sitting up, lateral movements, normal activities feel different.
The most important steps a woman can take after these life changes on her body, is strengthen them back up. That is not to say all women will regain the total strength they once had, but they can definitely improve those areas that have become weak.
The uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum are supported by the pelvic floor muscles needed for strengthening after pregnancy. Some women notice after pregnancy that they battle with incontinence when they laugh, cough, sneeze, or even during exercise. No need to fret! There are exercises meant just for those certain issues, to help reduce or eliminate those problems.
The hip muscle region such as the hip flexors, abductors and adductors are also very important to strengthen as well, as it surrounds and supports the low back, buttocks, abdominals, pelvis and leg muscles.
Check out the video posts on how to strengthen back the pelvis floor and hip muscles!
There are many exercises out there that can be done to help strengthen the pelvic floor and hip region. The videos you see are just a few examples of exercises that can be done to achieve strength/mobility.
I have placed in order from top to bottom, the transition from one exercise to another, beginner to advanced. The only time another exercise should be transitioned into is when the current exercise is mastered. You know when you have mastered that exercise when YOU can control that exercise and the intended muscle(s) it is intended for.