Before I had experienced the postpartum period, I had a lot of ideas about what exercise after birth must be like. I knew that there would be changes to my client's pelvic floors, that some of them would be breastfeeding, that fatigue would likely be an issue, and that exercise could be a really great tool to add stress reduction and strength back into their lives.
The biggest challenge that most women face when it comes to exercising during pregnancy and postpartum (other than getting motivated, ha!) is that we don't have enough specific direction. We are given a lot of general recommendations that make it tough to know exactly what to do when we exercise.