After childbirth you may feel a bit shaky. You’ve become a mother and taken on a new role and identity, with all that it entails. It can feel amazingly wonderful but also difficult and challenging, often at the same time. Hormones run riot and your stomach muscles are not what they used to be. You may find yourself in unusual positions when nursing, whether by breast or bottle, and carrying your baby can cause strain. Simple exercises, for example with elastic bands, help strengthen your back and reduce pain.
Start by doing 6-10 repetitions of each exercise, building up to 2-4 sets of exercises, either one after another or one at a time. It’s important that you don’t experience any pain or discomfort during or after the exercise.
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