18 Jan 2024
Returning to running after childbirth requires a thoughtful and detailed understanding. While running can benefit the pelvic floor when it functions well, it's essential not to overwhelm your system. Consider the following to assess your readiness for impact after giving birth:
- Allow a 24-hour gap between runs to monitor for symptoms.
- Watch for pelvic floor warning signs, such as a heaviness or dragging sensation.
- Be aware of feelings of leakage.
- Pay attention to pain in the lower back/pelvic area.
- Notice an increased urge to urinate while running, unrelated to a full bladder.
Additionally, be alert to abdominal warning signs, including excessive toning in the upper abdominals with laxity in the lower abdominals.
Aby Tobin, our new Pelvic Health Physio from Mummy MOT has provided a Return to Running Test