Postnatal recovery: analysis, treatment and training
Quick and responsible “back in shape”
Every delivery is different and every woman’s body is different so the best route to recovery is also a matter of customisation. As soon as 5-6 weeks after delivery (up to years after) you can come in for a postnatal intake. During this Pelvic, Back & Belly Check-up we analyze your delivery, your needs, and do a thorough examination. Based on the results ánd your personal needs and prefences we put together an individual package of e.g. pelvic floor therapy, analysis and/or a suitable specialised sports program (from 60,- p/m). Together we plan your personal route to recovery.
Postnatal intake: Pelvic, Back & Belly Check-up (mandatory)
After a break of approximately six weeks after the delivery you can start our postnatal program. This always starts with a personal intake with (pelvic floor) physical therapist Stephanie. During the first visit we evaluate the delivery and maternity period and do a physical check of the hips, pelvis and abdomen. Every woman is different and every delivery is different. In order to offer an optimal route to recovery, we need to analyse any possible damage to the pelvic floor or abdominal wall. We discuss your personal needs and goals, decide if you need any treatments ot further analysis and put together an individual "Back in Shape plan".
Pelvic floor function test & training
A year after giving birth for the first time 80% of all women have pelvic floor issues. By performing a manual and EMG pelvic floor measurement, you will get a reliable insight in the state of you pelvic floor and what should be done for achieve full recovery.
We start with an extensive function test of your pelvic floor by means of a manual examination (once and only, performed by specialist, Stephanie Leyh), in addition we do an EMG measurement in different positions to have a complete picture of the functions of the pelvic floor. If needed we have a home trainer that you can rent to additionally train at home. We can monitor your recovery and adjust trainings to this. Pelvic floor training can prevent or solve many complaints and inconveniences,
Postnatal abdominal ultrasound
During a pregnancy and delivery the abdominal muscles have to endure a lot. To get a reliable insight in any possible damage to the abdominal wall ánd to work on your recovery effectively, you can get a postnatal ultrasound of the abdominal muscles at Mothers in Motion. During this ultrasound we can see if the stomach muscles are still intact, or if you suffer from diastasis or hernia f.e. We can get a clear and exact view of the state of your abdominal muscles. This way we can put together a fully customised training for your stomach muscles. During recovery we can also help you with sport specific rehabilitatation, to make sure that you can get back to practicing your favourite sport.
Sport start-up: Sports instruction, training schedule & personal training
For a full recovery after your delivery it's very important to train carefully, and under specilist guidance. During a first appoinment one of our personal trainers do an extensive physical test, to give a clear insight in your condition, strength and BMI. This way the training can be customised to your specific, physical situation. Based on all results we draw-up a personalized POST-motion training schedule, and you are invited for a second meeting to go throught the training program under guidance of one of our personal trainers the first time. This way you will get a super effective and safe way to recovery!
Postnatal sports: fitness & group lessons
Our regular sport subscription, or special postnatal packages offer you unlimited acces to several groups lessons, (click here for the currect schedule) specifically developed for young mothers. The classes are given by specialized professionals. During the day you are free to bring your baby to our gym, this way you don't need a babysitter.
In addition to the group lessons, you have unlimited access to train in our gym, independantly with your personal sports schedule, or under supervision of one of our personal trainers. During the daily hours of "Training in de zaal" a certified instructor is present to help you with your exercises.
Postnatal personal training
Many young mothers struggle with getting back to training after giving birth. Both physically and mentally the maternity period is an intense and challenging period. Over the years, we have found that personal training is by far the most successful method for women to pick up training and quickly get rid of their pregnancy.
By drawing up a personal training schedule with your trainer and planning a route to recovery and getting back in shape, you are motivated to continue. More importantly, training can be completely tailored to your personal situation.
Get back in shape!
Are you recovering after giving birth and would you like to get back into shape quickly, effectively and safely?
Plan a free trial lesson or postnatal intake and start your route to recovery!