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Did you hear about the new exercising method for pregnant women?

Written by FDM

Pregnant women are making their bumps disappear using a new baby pumping exercise. Videos have surfaced on social media of the startling new trend, which is part of a new exercise program called the Bloom Method, focusing on pelvic health and abdominal strength.

The technique, called the Belly Pump (part of the Bloom Method) started by Brooke Cates, also promote speedy recovery after delivery. What you’re seeing in these ‘disappearing bump’ videos are core strengthening exercises.

Happy Spring Mamas! Our beautiful instructor Rachel tapping into her deep core on her stunning hike this afternoon! Do you connect to your changing core in both exercise & daily movements? Do you know what intra-abdominal pressure is and how to maintain appropriate pressure in your abdomen whether pregnant or not? Are you aware that incorrect intra-abdominal pressure throughout your pregnancy (or after) can increase your chances of having diastasis Recti, PF prolapse & incontinence? Simple re-patterning can shift all of this while providing better results through exercise & other movement modalities. The Bloom Method wants to help you with all of this… pregnancy doesn't have to cause pain, it doesn't have to be complicated, It doesn't have to create a sense of disconnect within your body and it most certainly shouldn't make you feel any other way than Empowered & Strong! Shifting unnecessary movement & breathing patterns will provide more joy & awareness in your body than you may have imagined! TBM Belly Pumps are a must for all mamas, while we teach a series of deep core engagement exercises these are super yummy and easy for any woman to incorporate into her pregnancy! Adding BP's to your day may feel weird at first as most of us are chest breathers before we draw awareness to the imporantace of diaphragmatic breathing. Stick with it and be patient… your body came into this world breathing this way, it just has to remember 😜 We know you want to feel better during pregnancy (no pelvic or low back pain), decrease your chance of abdominal separation & PF prolapse or incontinence, become more aware of your deep core in ALL movements; not just your workout, build a stronger relationship with your PF outside of the dreaded kegel, & better understand how to use your deep core in the pushing phase of labor – making your pushing time drastically less, and heal quicker and safely pp! Give it a try and feel free to reach out if you need guidance- #fitpregnancy #fitbump #bellypump #thebloommethod #fitpregnancy #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyexercise #prenatalexercise #prenatalfitness #strongasamother

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We love seeing athlete @angigreene add correct core activation exercises to her pregnancy. We call this exercise TBM's Deep Core Hold and recommend that all our mamas do this during pregnancy, along with several of our other deep core techniques. Exercises like this one provide endless benefits that support your body during & post pregnancy. Making sure to add some PF awareness to the exercise (both a softening & strengthening) will also help to build a better relationship with your PF decreasing your chance of incontinence & prolapse. Let's shift the way we see these "normal" pregnancy related issues. Diastasis Recti, PF issues, low back pain, hernias, extremely long pushing times, slow recovery post birth- these are ALL things that can be prevented when adding correct core exercises + being willing to shift core specific movement patterns while pregnant. Let's start approaching our pregnancies as a time to get stronger & more in touch with our bodies not an excuse to sit around and do the opposite. Pregnancy is incredibly empowering if you allow it to be! . . . . . . #fitbump #fitpregnancy #bellypump #thebloommethod #birthprep #boulderbirth #bouldermom #athletes #prenatal #pregnant #pregnancy #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyexercise #prenatalfitness #prenatalworkout #prenatalexercise #fitness #birth #babybump #expecting #labor #diaphragmaticbreathing #boulder #bouldercolorado

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While some have expressed concern, Cates tells Babble it’s perfectly safe and offers additional benefits for delivery and beyond, like an average of 30 minutes of pushing and prevention of diastasis recti.

Benefits of the technique and more can be learned from the website thebloommethod.com.

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