11 Apr 2019 BY Katrina Tarrant POSTED IN Physiotherapy, Pilates, Pregnancy, Women's Health Tweet Post natal recovery and return to exercise You deserve to give your body time by Carrie Seow, women's health physio at The Fix Program Ryde Did you know that it can take up to a year after giving birth for your body to regain its pre-baby strength, shape and tone? We understand the pressure these days to want to return to your pre-baby body in a hurry. But please remember that giving birth to a baby is NO SMALL THING. Be kind to yourself as your body needs some time to recover. Changes that your body has gone through during pregnancy are very normal and usually temporary. We see a lot of new mums wanting to get back into exercise as soon as possible after giving birth. Social media has much to blame for this as we see celebrity mums slipping back into their skinny leg jeans mear weeks after having their babies. This is not realistic for most and yest, places pressures on us all. As the body is still recovering, it’s important to return back to exercise safely to reduce the risk of injury or pelvic floor dysfunction. What you do as a new mum may have an impact on your pelvic health for life.