I have struggled with lower back and hip pain for 3 of my 4 pregnancies. It hurts to lay on my side, I limp when I walk, and I grimace in pain when I stand up and have to take that first step. It’s not that fun.
I tried going to a Chiropractor during my last pregnancy, but between co-pays and trying to get there with two littles, it didn’t work out well. It is hard getting anyway with littles, let alone littles while you’re pregnant and hobbling everywhere.
My posture is horrible, and pregnancy doesn’t help. I’ve had a weak core for as long as I can remember. A freak sledding accident in college didn’t help anything. I tried Pilates. I tried crunches. I even tried just walking and trying to hold in my stomach.
But nothing worked.
I was super excited to find Kelly Dean from The Tummy Team during this pregnancy!
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure how her Prenatal Core Training Program would work online. It’s online! Workout videos have always been hard for me to follow through with, unless I was doing it with someone else. Now with kids, it’s even harder. But it’s doable. While you don’t have an actual person in the room with you helping you through the steps, Kelly’s videos are very thorough. It’s almost she really is in the room with you. And if you still have questions, there is an amazing Facebook group. If you need more help, you can purchase a one-hour Skype session for $100.
Week One is complete, and I made it through. I’m finding that it’s better for me to watch the videos before I go to bed at night, put them into practice that night and the next day, reviewing if needed at nap time.
I knew my core was weak, but I didn’t realize just how weak. And my posture? Wow. Just wow. No wonder my lower back and hips hurt all the time!
See that first picture? It’s like they took a picture of me. Ouch!
If your core is as weak as mine, I highly suggest purchasing a splint from them. I didn’t even know you could wear splints during pregnancy! But I wore one today, and my back and hip pain was nothing compared to what it was yesterday. I was also a lot more aware of how engaged I was.
Even after week one, I can tell a difference. I can’t wait to move on. I’ll keep you posted!! Just so you’re aware, I am using this program for free in exchange of my review. But that has in no way influenced my opinion. All written opinion are my own.