Lately I've seen a lot of sponsored Facebook ads tailored to postpartum women for "Lose Weight Fast", and "Flat Abs in 30 Days", and "Lose the Baby Weight". This makes me incredibly discouraged that so many trainers are focusing on just weight loss postpartum. There's so much more to being healthy than just losing the baby weight and getting flat abs.
Sure weight loss may be one of your goals postpartum, but it doesn't have to be the only goal, and it shouldn't be the most important one.
During pregnancy, your body undergoes incredible changes that can leave certain muscles and organs not functioning optimally. This can cause pain in your lower back and pelvis, pain during intercourse, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti, and can cause urinary incontinence which includes any loss of urine (even a small amount) with coughing, sneezing, squatting, lifting, intercourse, or when you have a feeling of urgency. In my opinion, getting these muscles and organs functioning back at their optimal level is much more important than losing the baby weight and getting flat abs.
I care about you. I care about getting your body to work properly and making sure your muscles can support you in your daily activities. It's about getting strong, feeling good, and having energy to take care of yourself and your baby.