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How To Return To Playing Sport After Having A Baby

Postpartum physiotherapy is just one way to help your body recover after having a baby. 

When it comes to playing sports again, it can be a gradual process. However, having the right support can make all the difference. 

If you’ve had a complicated pregnancy or birth, it’s especially important to return to playing sports slowly. Along with offering physiotherapy and massage treatments, PelviCare can offer advice on your specific situation and the steps to take.

One of the best ways to start is with gentle exercises like walking, pelvic floor exercises, and gentle stretching. It’s vital to listen to your body and progress gradually.

Did you know that strengthening your pelvic floor muscles is essential after giving birth?

PelviCare can recommend pelvic floor exercises that can help with recovery and prevent issues like incontinence. During this time, it’s good to focus on rebuilding your core strength and avoid traditional ab workouts initially.

Low impact exercises are also great for helping you return to sport after having a baby. These might include swimming, yoga and Pilates, which won’t put too much strain on your body. WHen doing so, make sure you’re wearing comfortable clothing, such as supportive sports bras. 

Good nutrition and hydration is also vital during this period, especially if you're breastfeeding. Above all, listen to your body and make sure you report any symptoms to a doctor. 

It’s important to recognise that your body has gone through significant changes, and it's normal for the process of returning to sports to take time. Be patient with yourself and celebrate small victories along the way.

If you’re looking for postnatal support in London, find out more about PelviCare or contact our team for more information.