Postnatal abs workout which is diastasis recti safe and suitable for mothers who’ve had a c section birth too.
These ab exercises for post-pregnancy will help you get a tight, toned tummy after having your baby. At the same time, this postnatal video workout has exercises to focus on healing and encouraging your abs to recover which is always the focus for your body after pregnancy.
A postnatal abs workout should always be a safe diastasis recti ab workout. The exercises should not make diastasis recti or abdominal separation worse or further increase the stretch of the connective tissue at your lines alba, your midline, which has already been stretched when the baby grew inside you.
In this video you have some of the best postnatal exercises from Studio Bump and Beyond and from our focus series ‘Transform Your Tummy After Baby’. Combine these exercises with our other postnatal workouts, correct your posture and eat unprocessed foods packed with vitamins and nutrients to have success with tightening and toning your tummy after baby, whilst closing diastasis recti and strengthening your postnatal abs.
This postnatal workout features easier options and more advanced options of most of the exercises so choose the correct option for you and your body.
The butterfly lift is a far more effective and suitable exercise, particularly if you have diastasis recti rather than crunches or sit-ups which should be avoided until a diastasis recti has been healed with strength in the connective tissue and a distance or gap of less than 2 fingers or 2cm’s separation.
We start the postnatal abs workout with a warm-up to release your hips which are typically tight after pregnancy and in the early months of motherhood when you are seated more, feeding your baby. Then there are 7 main exercises and two of which use a resistance band for an added challenge.
It’s suitable for all levels of strength; whether you are new or returning to toning exercises using your bodyweight. It is also suitable for those that have gained more strength with appropriate core and pelvic floor exercises.