Health & Wellbeing

The Impact of Childbirth on Core and Pelvic Floor Strength

Childbirth is a transformative experience that significantly affects a woman’s body, particularly the core and pelvic floor muscles. Understanding these changes and the importance of strengthening these areas is crucial for postpartum recovery and long-term health. Core Muscles The core is a central group of muscles that includes the abdominal muscles, lower back, hips, and diaphragm. These muscles are essential for providing stability and support to the body. Pregnancy impacts these muscles in several ways: Abdominal Muscle Stretching: As the uterus expands to accommodate the growing baby, the abdominal muscles, particularly the rectus abdominis, stretch significantly. This can lead to…

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