Take The Guesswork Out Of Your C-Section Recovery
C-SECTION RECOVERY PROGRAM is the program for woman who want to safely rehabilitate and strengthen their bodies after giving birth while also honoring the healing journey post caesarean (C-section).
Click below to discover our resources specifically designed for C-section recovery.
Safely exercise post Caesarean
Heal & Restore Your Core
Strengthen Your Body
Support Throughout Your Journey
Why You Need C-Section Recovery Program
Our bodies are amazing, but the reality is after major abdominal surgery our body will take longer than we expect to heal. Trying to navigate rehabilitation by ourselves can be overwhelming especially as a mum of a newborn.
- Want to know WHEN you can get back to normal life?
- Want to have confident in HOW to safely exercise following your C-section?
- Want to strengthen your core without injury?
- Want to know what you can do to SPEED UP YOUR RECOVERY?
- Does exercise feel uncomfortable or strained and don't know WHERE to start?
- Want to have SUPPORT in your recovery?
What you'll get
Speed Up Your Recovery With The Right Tools...
Learn what you CAN do to support your recovery. We will give you the RIGHT EXERCISES and the RIGHT TIME. Utilizing movement to enhance your recovery, while introducing important foundations for your body.
REDUCE ACHES & PAINS
Understand the importance of a balanced training approach with a combination of Stretch, Core, Functional and Restorative Walking Sessions to reduce common aches & pains as a C-section Mama.
strengthen body & MIND
Be guided in strategic and progressive exercise to safely challenge the body without losing technique and form. Discovery what your body & mind is capable of and learn how to push through once it is safe to do so.
guided by experts
Learning from qualified professionals to empower your recovery. Personal Trainers, Scar Therapists, Counsellors, Midwives, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Clinical Nutritionist and Pelvic Floor Specialists. Building confidence in the steps you need to take.
OVER 40 VIDEOS
Over 40 video lessons featuring pre & post natal specialist Naomi van Jaarsveld. This enables you to work out with her while she helps you master technique and keep motivated in each workout. Also Mini Video Series with Scar Therapist Deane Bell and Exercise Insight Series.
MAXIMIZE EACH MOVEMENT
Learn how to engage muscles correctly and effectively with each exercise for better results. Maximize your time with custom designed workouts for C-section Mamas.
C-Section Recovery Program can help you get results
What our bodies really need after giving birth, and especially via caesarean, is the right approach.
We have created and designed this program with you in mind. Every video session has been mindfully created to gently and safely guide your body towards full strength - step by step.
We believe you're more than a mum. We believe you deserve to have a healed body from the inside out - mind, body and soul so you can live your best life without hesitation
Hi I'm Naomi van Jaarsveld
I’m a Hamilton-based Pre & Post Natal Specialist, Personal Trainer, and REHAB trainer with over 12 years experience. Wife, mother of three busy boys and fellow C-section mama. I'm on a mission to lift the level of Pre & Postnatal care for C-section mamas - so woman can live their best life! I believe every woman deserves to have a healed, restored and strong body from the inside out!
Birthmark Sisterhood Founder
I would definitely recommend Naomi to any woman who has had a baby
RAELENE - MUM (NZ)
I love this programme because it's targeted to my specific needs post c-section; I know the exercises are safe
Mandy - MUM (NZ)
And the program comes with...
Resource Hub Access
Knowledge is power. We have a variety of incredible video resources created by different specialists to help you enhance your recovery.
Basic C-Section Recovery Program
Resource Hub Access + Phase 1: Healed (ONLY) Minimum six weeks
Learn how to honor the healing phase with safe rehabilitation following major abdominal surgery. Gently preparing the body for future exercise by laying the right foundations.
C-Section Recovery Program. Complete Guide to Recovery (Phase 1, 2 & 3).
Learn how to safely introduce gentle movement and exercise to aid your recovery from days post C-section and then step by step lead you through your recovery back to a strong and functional body so you can live your best life without hesitation.
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Heal, Restore & Strengthen Your Body With Simple But Powerful Steps
What Makes Us Different
- Help reduce aches & pains and improve your alignment and posture through our STRETCH sessions.
- Learn to SAFELY reconnect with pelvic floor muscles and establish correct breathing patterns that will enhance future core work in our CORE sessions.
- Learn how to GENTLY engage muscles to help improve your alignment and posture and promote blood flow by using gentle movement to help with initial healing.
- Complementing these video sessions will be RESTORATIVE WALKING a vital part of your recovery journey.
Frequently asked questions
You can begin as early as when doctor/surgeon gives you the all clear to get out of bed post C-section. Because our first phase is all about HEALING and honoring the recovery journey from the beginning. However you can begin it anytime after this too.
We provide a Recommended Weekly Guide for you to follow with potential tips on how to maximize the time you commit.
I would recommend that you complete one of each of the video sessions in the stage you are in. eg: PHASE 1: HEALED...Stage 1= complete 1x Stretch session 1x Core session 1x Foundations session and then 1-2x Restorative Walking Sessions.
There's freedom to make it work for you.
Not at all. What is unique about this program is that it is safe for someone to begin from the moment the doctor says you can get out of bed when in hospital. HOWEVER If you are 4 months or more post c-section then you would journey through PHASE 1 - potentially at a fast pace as shown in our schedule.
I will help guide you every step of the way and will continue to prompt you with WHEN to progress. The Golden Rule is you only progress when you can do the exercises with ease, with straining, good technique and form. Something I keep coaching you with throughout every session
Absolutely! We have a pathway for you to optimize your recovery.
You'll still cover every stage but with a few intentional differences to maximize where you are at in your recovery.
1. JUST HAD YOUR C-SECTION...
You can BEGIN this program as soon as your doctor gives you the all clear to get out of bed. Healing takes time and honoring the journey is essential to optimizing your recovery. This program will take a minimum of 18 weeks to complete as you'll spend a minimum of TWO weeks with each stage - potentially longer. Leading you to a strong, functional and confident body.
2. HAD YOUR C-SECTION A MONTH OR THREE AGO...
If you begin the program a month or three post C-section then you may find that when you complete the first stages/s you may be ready to progress after a week or so. In this case your Restorative Walking Sessions would be a greater focus. But for the majority of this recovery program we recommend you spend at least two weeks per stage.
3. HAD YOUR C-SECTION 3 MONTHS OR EVEN YEARS AGO...
If you begin the program three months or even years post C-section then you may find that when you complete the first stages/s you may be ready to progress after a week or so. While laying those foundations you would focus on longer Restorative Walking Sessions with the potential for more undulating surfaces, however always listen to your body. Once you reach PHASE TWO - Restored, we recommend you spend at least two weeks per stage.
Though is has been designed specifically for C-section Recovery, the principles are able to help any woman and at any stage of life to learn how to utilize their bodies well.
If you've given birth vaginally this program can be empowering.
Woman who have gone through hysterectomy also can find themselves in the position where the is little to no support in their recovery post operation. So this program could also be very empowering.
- Learning how to gentle engage their muscles correctly
- Learn the advantage of gently building progressively to allow your body to be challenged without losing technique and form.
- Restoring not just strength but also function of the body so every woman can live their best life without restrictions.