As a Pilates instructor and the owner of a health and wellness company for over a decade, I’ve helped many clients recover from a myriad of issues and injuries, some so severe they required surgery. As you’d expect in these cases, my clients were kept informed before, during, and after a procedure by their doctors, were prescribed physical therapy, and were given an abundance of information on how to properly build back strength.

The one exception was when a client would give birth. Even in the best-case scenario, a woman might face stretching, swelling, tearing, and cutting, yet two to six weeks later she can be cleared for exercise with little to no guidance on how to properly rehabilitate postpartum.

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