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    Jenny
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    I am 2 days postpartum after a vaginal burg of a 9 pounder. This is my 3rd baby. After my second I experienced a moderate rectocele and mild cystocele. I did the Hab It DVD faithfully for months and was feeling pretty good when I got pregnant again. I did exercises throughout my pregnancy. After the halfway point of the pregnancy I didn’t have any prolapse symptoms. Now at 2 days postpartum I’m having a bit of urinary incontinence and feeling swollen, sore, and weak in the pelvic area. I will be breastfeeding. This was my last baby. I would love to be able to get back to running again eventually but know it’s going to take time. My question really is how should I go about strengthening my pelvic floor. Can I start HabIt again now or should I wait a couple weeks? Then how long should I do HabIt before moving to the 7 day advance program? And how long before I start running? Should I wait a whole year before I try? Thanks so much for your help, hope, and guidance!

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    Tasha
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    Jenny,
    Your body begins recovering as soon as the shock of delivery wears off. So start the Hab It program now and begin with a consistent focus on your neutral spine posture with your tail bone lifted, chest up, midsection drawn up slightly – take care to breathe with chest elevation and expansion!

    You should stay with the Hab It program and solid follow through with good habits for 4-6 weeks as your body is getting rid of all the extra fluid that it has carried throughout your pregnancy and your muscles “wake up” – your goal is to get as many muscle fibers engaging as you can with each exercise. Be deliberate with this very important step in your recovery – this sets your base!!!

    At 4-6 weeks you can move on to the 7 Day Advanced program for 4-6 weeks. It is up to you if you begin running after 2 weeks or so of the 7 Day or if you want to allow more time for you body – this will vary depending on how your muscles are responding.

    tasha

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