In my spare time I worked as a fitness instructor so after the birth of my son, I was very eager to get back into the gym and get moving! I was feeling fantastic but at 6 weeks postpartum I discovered I had a grade 2 cystocele (bladder prolapse) as a result of a very weak pelvic floor. I was so focused on pregnancy and then on taking care of a newborn that I had not even thought of my own need to recover. It is a hard diagnosis to be given as you are basically told all physical activities need to be stopped, possible forever.
After a few tears, I sought out methods of improvement and pelvic floor friendly workouts. Luckily I stumbled on Trista’s website and was introduced to the wonderful world of Hypopressives. Trista is a wonderful instructor, full of knowledge, support and enthusiasm. I am now 6.5 months post partum and have been doing Hypopressives daily for the past 3. The results speak for themselves, I have been able to strengthen my pelvic floor while toning and shaping my core. Because of the Hypopressive conditioning,
I can now do more activities (Yahoo!) and feel confident that I have the pelvic strength to do them (as discussed with my pelvic floor physio who works direct with Trista). Another bonus is I almost have my pre-pregancy body back, which is no small feat given I have only been able to walk and do Hypopressives up to this point. Anyone suffering from or looking to prevent pelvic floor issues needs to learn this technique!