The best thing to do is think BEAR BACK (bringing the transverse to the spine) while either breathing out slowing alternated with holding breath. That will save the blood vessels on the face caused by pressure in the head from BEARING DOWN, and will save the bowel, bladder, and uterus from getting unnecessary forceful pressure outward “down there” which can contribute to not fun post recovery (all those things hanging very low on the vaginal area).
On a side note, it help IMMENSELY for practicing purposed to put your feet on a 7 to 9 inch stool while doing thing because your body will be in a more “squatty” position, which opens everything up down there (and unkinks the bowel in 2 places) – makes for a much quicker and easier bowel movement. I use the $4 stool with the blue dots from ikea :)
- It takes TIME to teach someone how to engage the transverse muscle correctly (SEATED TUPLERS; Tupler Technique®) and this does not fit into their time frame as practitioners
- Many have not learned about PERFECT PUSHING yet!! But it is ideal for them to learn because their patients push babies out much quicker than their counterparts (women who “bear down.”)
- As stated before, women cannot learn a new skill while in pain or during labor – especially one involving muscle strength (transverse strength) – and it must be practiced and strengthened during pregnancy.
- It will keep your recti together as much as possibly, if not totally, during pregnancy!
- It will keep you strong!!
- It will alleviate those pregnancy backaches (work the lower lumbars)!!
- It will make your recovery SO MUCH BETTER!
- It will help your midsection to bounce back more more quickly!
- It will help you keep mind body connection with your transverse and recti during pregnancy RATHER THAN LETTING THEM ATROPHY!!!!!
- It will make pushing SO much more effective (just remember to do seated tuplers WHILE relaxing the pelvic floor when pregnant, and the pelvic floor which naturally want to also be working with the transverse).
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