Postpartum

Exercising After C-Section: How to Train Clients Safely
In the United States, 85 percent of women will get pregnant in their lifetime (and that number is higher in other countries). While the majority of women will have vaginal births, about 32 percent will have C-sections. And the percentage...
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What Coaches Need to Know About Postpartum Depression
Your clients who have or who will have a baby are amazing. These women endure a 40-week metamorphosis to grow a human, involving constantly changing size and shape, as well as increasing their blood volume by approximately 50 percent, their...
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The Truth About Alcohol and Breastfeeding
There’s a lot of confusing and conflicting information around mothers drinking alcohol and breastfeeding. Advice ranges from “Don’t drink at all; no amount of alcohol is safe for your baby!” to “Just follow the general guidelines that everyone should follow;...
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Your C-Section Scar: A User's Guide
Birth is this amazing, complex journey that might have brought along a few souvenirs after nine months. When I talk my kids about their births, we briefly highlight a couple of things that catch their attention, one being the lovely...
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What Coaches Need to Know About Childbirth
It’s important for coaches working with pregnant and postpartum women to understand the birthing process and the implications it may have on a client’s body and her return to exercise, as well as the emotional and psychological impact of the...
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Why Every New Mother Should See a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
When immersed in the fog of new motherhood, adding one more item to the list can seem daunting, but if there’s one appointment that every mother should attend after giving birth, it’s an assessment with a pelvic health physiotherapist or...
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3 Exercises Your Clients Should Do Immediately Postpartum
If you’re working with a new mom, you probably know how important it is for her to take some time after welcoming her baby into the world to focus on loving, bonding, and healing. Getting back to her pre-baby workouts...
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5 Life-Changing Nutrition Tips for New Moms
Nothing has tested my relationship with food like pregnancy and the early postpartum months did! There are a couple main nutrition challenges that new moms commonly face: First, it can be incredibly difficult at times to simply remember to eat,...
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5 Important Considerations When Training New Moms
Birth and motherhood have their share of ups and downs and, as fitness professionals and health professionals, we have an important role to play in a new mom’s physical wellbeing as well as her mental and emotional wellbeing. Very often,...
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