Tips for Your Recovery  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Hospital

 

 

  1. Breathe deeply. Use your diaphragm to expel stale, old air and breath fresh renewed air into your body. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Inhale expand the diaphragm, exhale drop ribcage down and let the belly come inward. 

  2. Ask your doctor what stretches/exercises are safe immediately following your c-section.

  3. Request a prescription for physical therapy. Cesarean is major abdominal surgery. Private appointments with us can help when you are approved for exercise. 

  4. Start walking as soon as possible. Begin by walking to the window in your room and then down the hall, slowly adding distance.

  5. Ask for manual core support: either a binder or a wrap to help support + stabilize during cesarean recovery.

 

From Home

 

  1. Continue to Breathe deeply. Use your diaphragm to expel stale, old air and breath fresh renewed air into your body. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.

  2. Do a hot castor oil compress to draw out toxins and “emotional baggage” from your scar and core area.

  3. If necessary, talk with your baby about your feelings around your labor and delivery. Re-birth with your baby your ideal birth.

  4. Ask for and receive support from others.

  5. Stretch your hamstrings, open up from your shoulders, stretch your spine.

 

 

When you are ready

 

  1. Exercise slowly with doctor approval. Come see us for private sessions Postpartum Corrective Exercises for simple, effective, self-treatment you can apply right away to get you back on your road to healing your core. Our method is OBGYN approved. Jessa is trained in Mamalates as well as from a doctor of physical therapy specializing in pelvic floor issues. 

  2. Get acupuncture to open up energetic blockages, improve circulation and healing and decrease pain.

  3. Have your adrenal and hormone levels checked if you are still feeling tired and foggy, or overwhelmed? Remember that sleep deprivation can impact both your energy level and your mood.

  4. When you feel ready and your baby is weaned, consider doing a cleanse or fast to remove toxins and “emotional constipation.” Always check with your healthcare provider before cleansing or taking any herbal supplements.

 

What to expect in your session

 

  • Safe ways to reduce inflammation

  • Postural daily techniques to regain strength and help your energy

  • Basic exercises that you can do to take back your pelvis without surgery!

  • Learn why Kegels are not the end all be all.

  • Why breathing is so important to your pelvic floor and your core to get out of pain.

  • Our program can help you functionally integrate into your everyday life. 

  • Our program can address diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction, back pain, and fitness that will help you effectively recover. 

 

 

Testimonial: c-section & diastasis client

"Jessa is awesome. Super encouraging and knowledgeable! I've done personal appointments with her to heal my diastasis recti and I am so grateful I found her! I can feel my body getting stronger after each session with her." 

- Carmen

 

 

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