Postpartum Squat – Mommy Moves
This month’s postpartum Mommy Moves exercise is what I’m calling the postpartum squat. This type of a squat is a great pelvic floor strengthener, making it ideal for postpartum moms. If this is your first introduction to our Mommy Moves series, I encourage you to try our featured exercise from last month before moving on to the postpartum squat. Last month’s exercise can also be done as a warm up to this squat.
Mommy Moves is a monthly series that highlights a great prenatal and postpartum exercise for you to try. If you have any requests of issues or body parts that you’d like us to address, please email us.
November Postpartum Mommy Move: Postpartum Squat
Stand with feet hip width apart, toes pointed forward. Holding onto something study, push your hips backward and lower yourself into a squat, only going as far down as you can keep lower back from rounding (no tucking pelvis under) and shins vertical. Return to standing. Perform 1-3 sets of 12 reps.
BTW – If you live in the Los Angeles/Pasadena area and need help with your postpartum recovery, we just launched a great postpartum recovery exercise class at The Family Room.