Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Prehab: 3 keys for postpartum recovery before pregnancy

Pregnancy Prehab: training aimed at preventing pregnancy injuries before they occur What if I said you could improve your postpartum recovery by learning a little bit about your body before even getting pregnant? I’m going to tell you a little bit about what I’m terming “pregnancy prehab.” And it starts not with exercises but with …

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Why Healing Diastasis Recti is about More than Core

If you’ve done much reading around the postpartum world, you’ll notice talk about healing Diastasis Recti. But what is Diastasis Recti and why should you care? In simple terms, Diastasis Recti occurs when the tissue that helps maintain the tension between the two sides of the abdominals, called the linea alba, gets overstretched. When this …

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Early Postpartum Recovery: The Essential First Exercise

Intentional, early postpartum recovery can start as soon as day one. It can help get you back to doing the things you love (or need to get done) sooner. But it’s important to start with the basics so you can improve your chance of easier recovery. In fact, this exercise can help you no matter …

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Pelvic floor anatomy and why you should care

Maybe you’ve heard some chatter about pelvic floor anatomy while reading about pregnancy or postpartum and want to know what all the fuss is about. Or maybe you’ve tried to become a kegel-queen but just can’t quite connect to the pelvic floor. Or maybe you’re a bit of a nerd like myself and want to …

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Kegels & The Important Muscles You Might Not Be Exercising

Know the feeling when you’re bee-bopping along and all of a sudden you really gotta go – and then maybe you do, just a little. Or how about when you’re doing your best to follow through on that promise to yourself that this time you WILL finish (or start!) that workout, but the idea of …

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Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

“I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.” Amy Poehler’s character in Mean Girls is so so good. But I don’t mean to say that you will turn into a leisure-suit wearing, dog toting, mocktail drinking mama. But the benefits of exercising during pregnancy are enough to celebrate by buying yourself some athleisure. And …

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Dirty POP: Say “Bye, Bye, Bye” to Pelvic Organ Prolapse

If you’ve read my post on pelvic floor anatomy, you’ll remember that our lovely pelvic floor muscles perform a variety of functions including support of our pelvic organs. So What happens when those pelvic organs aren’t getting the support they need? Enter, pelvic organ prolapse or POP. As much as I wish I could say …

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