WATCH: Moms-to-be make their baby bumps disappear

26 May 2017

In the video, a woman makes her baby bump almost completely disappear – and magically reappear.

It’s called The Bloom Method, and in a video that went viral last week, a woman makes her baby bump almost completely disappear – and magically reappear.

In the video Rachel Brooke, a trainer at The Bloom Method, a fitness programme for pregnant women started in California, performs this 'miracle' by using her core muscles to push the fetus upward into her rib cage.

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

It’s said to be good exercise for pregnant women, since building abdominal muscles during pregnancy ensures an easier pregnancy, aids the birthing process and speeds up recovery after the birth.

But the range of videos aren’t focused on performing party tricks by hiding your bump – it’s actually aimed at encouraging preparation for birthing by exercising appropriately.

A quick tutorial on @thebloommethod belly pumping technique! I'm 37 weeks here, and as you can see compared to my video at 27 weeks there is a huge difference! Baby is much bigger and structurally sound so that "black magic trick" effect is gone ? But I'm still feeling strong and connected to my core ? . ··· A quick tutorial on our infamous "Belly Pump" aka diaphragmatic belly breath + core activation. This exercise is just one of the foundational techniques used within The Bloom Method - we believe it to be a an incredible teacher in correct breath work, core connection , and mindfulness, among many others. We have our clients implement this amazing tool in various ways throughout pregnancy and believe that it's one of the reasons our average first time mom is experiencing a birth pushing rate of less than 30 minutes, a more comfortable pregnancy, and a decrease in abdominal separation, PF incontinence, prolapse and other pregnancy related pains. Try adding this into your daily routine - try it sitting at a desk, brushing your teeth, during meditation, commuting to and from work, during your workout and other daily activities that you take part in. The idea is that it's easily implemented, making your modern mom life, a lot easier. Of course this exercise can be expanded on and there are tons of ways to implement and reap its benefits but in the fashion of keeping it simple and our limited ability to educate via social media, "JUST BREATHE" diaphragmatically that is and add the core activation during the exhale! #37weekspregnant #fitpregnancy #fitfam #fitmom #fitbump #fitmamas #prenatal #pregnantcore #prenatalworkout #thebloommethod #bellypump #bellypumping #redefiningpregnancyexercise #prenatalexercise #pregnancyfitness #pregnancyexercise #birthprep #birth #laborprep #labor #midwife #doula #safeprenatalfitness #diaphragmaticbreathing #fitforbirth @fitpregnancy @babble @babycenter @popsugarmoms @popsugarfitness @scarymommy @redbookmag @cafemomofficial @daily_mail_online @thelunacenter A post shared by Rachel Snow (@mama_movement) on

The Bloom Method was developed by Brooke Cates.

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