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Podcast Episode #195

My pelvic floor recovery journey after 3 births [Post birth fitness, pelvic floor, leaking and returning to running]

Today, I share a personal episode that discusses my pelvic floor recovery after bringing three beautiful children into the world. As a physiotherapist, I’ve always been passionate about helping others on their wellness journey. But, as life would have it, I too face changes and challenges that I’m eager to be transparent about.

The Turning Point: Bronchitis and My Pelvic Floor Wake-Up Call

Life has a funny way of steering us in unexpected directions, and for me, it was a recent bout of bronchitis and a persistent cough that brought my pelvic floor issues to the forefront. In the podcast, I share how these health challenges prompted me to reevaluate my own pelvic floor health and put its recovery at the top of my priority list before leaping back into running.

The Plan: Embarking on a 30-Day Pelvic Floor Challenge

Recognising the need for a targeted approach, I’ve outlined my plan for a 30-day pelvic floor challenge. This part of the journey emphasises the importance of giving our pelvic floor the attention it deserves, especially after setbacks. Join me as I commit to gradually building strength and resilience through this focused challenge.

Gradual Progress and Accountability: Unveiling the 12-Week Return to Running Programme

One thing I’ve learned on this journey is the significance of gradual progress and accountability. In this section, I introduce a 12-week Return to Running program, tailored to help new mums ease back into running while keeping pelvic floor health at the forefront. Explore the program’s structure and how it aligns with my commitment to a balanced and sustainable fitness journey.

Overcoming Setbacks: Navigating with Stepping Stones

Life is full of surprises, and setbacks are part of the journey. Join me in this part of the podcast as I share my perspective on overcoming setbacks by focusing on stepping stones. Whether you’re a new mum or a seasoned one, adapting plans and maintaining a flexible mindset can be crucial to achieving postpartum fitness goals.

Leveling Up Together in the New Year

My aim is to shed light on my personal pelvic floor recovery journey, emphasising transparency, adaptability, and gradual progress. Whether you’re a new mum or navigating the challenges of postpartum life, I hope my narrative serves as a source of inspiration. As we step into the new year, let’s connect and embark on a collective path towards postpartum wellness and empowerment through the FitNest Mama community.

** This podcast has general information only. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health or medical condition. 

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