So now that I'm feeling a little (slightly) more normal, I really want to start asap doing ab exercises. Most of what I've found seems to be for moms who are further out (it's only been five days for us), so I'm just curious if any of you have suggestions or what's worked for you before. I know it will take my body a while to get back to it's new "normal" but I want to be sure I'm doing everything I can to stay healthy and get in good shape. Thanks!
Post Partum Ab Exercises
It's way too soon for right now...you'll make your recover longer by doing ab exersizes now. You NEED to rest your pelvis for at least 2 weeks (as tough as that may be). It took at me months before my muscles really even started to go back to normal.
If you google "bounce back fast helen byrne" there are some great exersizes geared toward post pregancy ab muscle seperation. Granted, I don't know how well they work because I could never could remember to do them.
I've heard you can start sucking your tummy tight, like as if you were on a beach trying to look skinny in your swim suit. Just having good posture and holding your muscles tightly. I wouldn't try any crunches or sit ups or anything like that. I try not to do those anymore anyway because my muscles are so separated, and that makes it worse.