Firm Foundations™ – Pregnancy and Postnatal Fitness
Post natal Exercises Level 3
(6 - 12 weeks)
Once you find Level 2 exercises are easy to do, it is time to move into becoming more focused on the quality of your exercises while building your inner abdominal and pelvic floor muscle strength, control and endurance.
Here we introduce our mascot "Purposeful Penguin (PP)" to remind you to do each exercise with purpose. PP watches your style and form to ensure that you are in good alignment, that you do not hold your breath and that you feel no joint pain or pressure downwards on your pelvic floor muscles as you do each exercise.
"PP" also watches to check that with each exercise, you protect your back by only doing the exercises that you are ready for, at each stage of your post natal journey.
Each exercise should be done with quality, resting when you feel your deep abdominal or pelvic floor muscles becoming fatigued, so that you can build up Firm Foundations TM on the inside first as your fitness improves.
*** Check with your doctor or midwife that you are ready to exercise at your 6 week postnatal check.
No exercise should cause pain or joint discomfort. If this happens stop the exercise and seek advice from your health or fitness professional.