Mummy tummy and pelvic floor dysfunction, along with back pain seem to be viewed as normal after having children, leading most women to think they need to learn to live with it while suffering in silence. These conditions are common but not normal.
Wait did you read that? These conditions are common but not normal!
With the proper information and guidance, these aspects of core dysfunction can be prevented or at the very least minimized. By connecting with your core during pregnancy, you can better support your body through the inevitable changes and improve your postpartum recovery. To help you connect with your core, you need tomaster the art of diaphragmatic breathing.
You are probably asking yourself why you need to learn how to breathe—you’ve been doing it since you wereborn, right? If your breathing pattern is not how it should be, you can bet neither is your core. Yes, your breathaffects your core! The great part about diaphragmatic breathing is that it is both preventive and restorative. Whoknew proper breathing could have that much of an impact on your core and pelvic floor!
By making this breathing technique routine throughout your pregnancy, this will help maintain a healthy core and pelvic floor which in turn can help prevent or minimizing core and pelvic floor dysfunctions that may ariseafter childbirth.
Each and every one of us can benefit from diaphragmatic breathing but if you are someone going through pregnancy, experiencing low back pain or postpartum aches and pains — get yourself assessed and be properlyadvised by a practitioner to address these issues. Learning how to breath is just the beginning of your prenatal care and your postpartum recovery!