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If you’ve had a baby, how do you know if you’re ready to get back to running? 

You may think that because you had your 6-week postpartum check-up with your doctor and you were given the “all clear” that you are ready to lace up your shoes and get back to running, without any special considerations.

If that’s you and you tried that and you managed to get back to running without anything special to consider, I would say you’re one of the lucky ones!

The 6-week postpartum check up isn’t an “all clear” for anything and everything. 

It’s usually a quick look or check-in (most women I talk to aren’t even given a pelvic exam – instead it can just be some questions to screen for postpartum depression, a blood pressure and heart rate check) – so it’s no wonder that women are left wondering what they do can actually DO.

So what happens if you try running (or other forms of exercise, like HIIT workouts, weight lifting, yoga, or pilates) and you didn’t do so well? 

What do you do if you have pain or you feel a pull or pressure into your pelvic or abdominal area?  

Or what if you pee a little when you workout?

You may think that you should just push through it and that time will heal everything.

WRONG!

Or you may be confused on what to take seriously and what you can ignore.

IT CAN BE HARD TO KNOW!

I recently answered this common and pressing question in an Ed Talk: “I’ve Had A Baby and I Want To Get Back To Running. Where Do I Start?“

Watch the video and find out for yourself the 3 signs I look for to know if someone is ready to return to running. They are the same 3 signs I warn my patients about so THEY can be on the lookout for them when they exercise.

If you want to return to running (or sports, weight lifting, yoga, pilates or other workouts):without peeing your pantswithout prolapse symptoms (pelvic heaviness, pulling or bulging in the pelvic area) and without pain (in your back, hips, pelvis) then take the next step and book yourself in for our ‘After Baby Return to Exercise Screen’ to help you be active AND injury free.

I want you to be able to get back to your active life, play with your family, go to the gym, hike on the weekends with your girlfriends, or go for a jog to clear your mind, without lasting pelvic floor concerns.

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I’ve seen it happen where women push themselves too hard after having their baby, thinking that it’s okay to get back to their favorite workouts sooner than they were ready and it led to irreversible and long term damage.

If you’re the type of mom who wants to feel good in her body AND feel confident she’s doing things right when it comes to returning to run, you would be perfect for our ‘After Baby Return to Exercise Screen’. In less than an hour you’ll have the answers you need to confidently workout postpartum.

You can find all the details here.

Justine

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Justine Calderwood

The Healing Spot Physical Therapy

"We Help Individuals Overcome Pelvic Floor Issues, And Heal Bowel & Bladder Conditions So They Can Be Active and Pain Free Again, Regardless of How Long It's Been"
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