Tips for postpartum belly flattening

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, shares advices for new moms on the best methods for postpartum belly flattening, depending on how you gave birth
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Tips for postpartum belly flattening

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Tips I would give a woman for postpartum belly flattening would be to lay on your stomach, after six weeks or eight weeks, if you've had a c-section. Start saying "hah" or coughing, really getting in touch with your stomach muscles. See what happens when you do a tiny little curl up with your shoulders just come off the floor. If you find the muscles are not coming together or you feel some kind of bulging, or something feels kind of unusual, that's when you want to check with your physical therapist to see if your shortening those muscles in the right way, postpartum.

Physical Therapist Deena Goodman, PT, shares advices for new moms on the best methods for postpartum belly flattening, depending on how you gave birth

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Deena Goodman, PT

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Deena Poll Goodman, PT, WCS, BCIA-PMDB is the Founder and Director of Goodman Physical Therapy, Inc in West Los Angeles, CA. She is a licensed Physical Therapist with over 22 years of experience specializing in urogynecology, obstetrics, orthopedics, and pelvic health and wellness.  Goodman is one of the first in the nation to have received Board Certification as a Women's Health Clinical Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. She treats men and women in her private practice for pelvic and sexual pain issues, and has a passion for helping prenatal and postpartum women get their bodies back in shape. She is internationally recognized for her work in pelvic floor rehabilitation, and developed and implemented many programs during the 12 years she was on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center including mom and baby exercise classes. 

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