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“It is definitely a journey. The body changes during pregnancy and delivery, and the rehabilitation happens over the course of months and years, not weeks,” she says. “Pace yourself and prioritize your short-term versus long-term goals.”

Although each woman is different and should consult with their medical professional, Bales says that many women may be able to start the rehabilitation process as early as two weeks postpartum, like doing breathwork and neuromuscular reeducation to begin to control the “increase in intra-abdominal pressure that is required for every sport and fitness activity.”

To get in touch with a pelvic floor-certified physical therapist, you can visit the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy site

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