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The Bloom Method AKA Belly Pumping is the Latest Fitness Program Trend for Pregnant Women

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The Bloom Method AKA Belly Pumping is the Latest Fitness Program Trend for Pregnant Women

The Bloom Method is the latest fitness program trend for pregnant women, teaching them how to conduct deep core breathing exercises, which is said to be helping them in different ways.

The program, based in Boulder, Colorado has a thriving Instagram community, sharing videos of ‘belly pumping’ which engages a pregnant woman’s diaphragm and core. The videos are fascinating to watch, as one moment there is a belly bump and the next, there’s not.

Essentially the Bloom Method is diaphragmatic breathing with deep core engagement. Brook Cates, the founder of Bloom Method shared the details of the benefits of this fitness program for women in an Instagram post.

Belly Pumping aka Diaphragmatic breathing with Deep Core Engagement! Why do we think EVERY expecting mother should be adding this to her daily regimen? 1️⃣ Helps to maintain a connection to the deep core muscles throughout pregnancy {pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, & Multifidus} 2️⃣ Decreases low back & Pelvic pain due to the deep cores ability to stabilize the spine & pelvis 3️⃣ Decreases your chance of abdominal separation by creating a balancing effect of the Inhale- creating space for the baby & the Exhale – maintaining strength in the muscles of the deep core 4️⃣ Helps teach women how to effective PUSH during labor. Knowing how to use your deep core during the pushing phase of birth speeds up pushing time by over 70% 5️⃣ Provides more stability postpartum while speeding up healing times during this rehabilitative stage 6️⃣ Keeps the expecting woman in parasympathetic nervous system, providing de-stressing signals to her and baby {this is much healthier than the Fight or Flight space most people currently live in} ::Add belly pumps to workouts or do throughout your day to create more balance and strength to your pregnancy. Try while driving, siting at your desk, brushing your teeth, cooking, etc :: The Belly Pump follows your breath with an inhale as the belly expands, Exhale as you activate your PF & TA together. Keep the breath slow and controlled throughout the exercise! #fitpregnancy #prenatalexercise #birthprep #prenatalworkout #prenatalfitness #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyexercise #birth #labor #expecting #prenatalcore #pregnant #pregnancy #maternity #thebloommethod #boulder #colorado #aspen #aspencolorado #fitness #fitmom #exercise #core

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Belly pumping! Why do we think EVERY expecting mother should be adding this to her daily regimen?

1. Helps to maintain a connection to the deep core muscles throughout pregnancy (pelvic floor, transverse abdominis, and multifidus).

2. Decreases low back and pelvic pain due to the deep core’s ability to stabilize the spine and pelvis.

3. Decreases your chance of abdominal separation by creating a balancing effect of the inhale, creating space for the baby, and the exhale, maintaining strength in the muscles of the deep core.

4. Helps teach women how to effectively PUSH during labour. Knowing how to use your deep core during the pushing phase of birth speeds up pushing time by over 70 percent.

5. Provides more stability postpartum while speeding up healing times during this rehabilitative stage.

6. Keeps the expecting woman in parasympathetic nervous system, providing de-stressing signals to her and baby.

Add belly pumps to workouts or do throughout your day to create more balance and strength to your pregnancy. Try while driving, sitting at your desk, brushing your teeth, cooking, etc.

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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The new regime is said to be completely safe, but it is best to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise, just to be safe.

Anything that helps a mum-to-be’s body must be a good thing to consider right?

Have you tried the Bloom Method? Is “Belly Pumping” part of your work-out?



Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are http://www.theplumbette.com.au and http://www.styledbybec.com.au/blog


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