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Postpartum recovery is important for some people, but not everyone, right? Not for athletes, right?
Chelsea, a triathlete, thought that postpartum recovery would be simple for her body after her first. She assumed that she could push through the pain, having no idea that postpartum rest is critical.
Unfortunately, Chelsea’s body struggled for 12 weeks with on and off bleeding.
She resumed normal activities, including crunches and jumping jacks.
During Chelsea’s second pregnancy, her mother was diagnosed with a uterine prolapse.
She went into labor at the same time as she did with her first baby, so she assumed it would go similarly. It did not! In fact, Chelsea had her baby before the midwife’s arrival.
Once again, Chelsea resumed strenuous physical activity early, and this led to a bladder prolapse.
She sought help from a pelvic floor physical therapist, but her first experience with this was not ideal. Kegals were strongly recommended, which were not helping Chelsea’s situation.
Chelsea then found another PF PT who taught Chelsea to relax her pelvic floor. This made all of the difference and helped her recover.
Recovery postpartum is critical. If you are struggling with heaviness in your pelvic region, seek help!
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