My client has 2 kids, the youngest is 4 and both delivered through caesarians. She has lost most of her baby weight, and we include lots of core training in her routines. Any suggestions on what else we can do and how realistic is it for her to expect her abs to return to pre-pregnancy firness/strength? How much more difficult is it to lose this baby fat than with vaginal deliveries?
The answers given are all excellent. One point, of particular importance, is that the degree of recovery is directly related to the severity of the procedure. In other words, all C-sections are not the same. Degree of tissue involvement, time for delivery, pre-delivery muscle strength and others all impact the degree of recovery.
First step, have your client speak with her OB-GNY for more specific information on expections and guidelines for the intensity and specificy of exercise(s).
Take care and good luck to your client.