Postpartum

How Do I Know If I Have Diastasis Recti?
Diastasis recti is the abdominal separation that commonly occurs in pregnancy. It’s thought that perhaps many, if not all women experience some degree of abdominal separation and expansion of the abdominal wall in pregnancy because of the growing baby. It...
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Should I Write A Birth Plan?
Sitting on a Chucks pad because I was peeing a little with every single contraction. Getting so dehydrated that I needed two bags of saline before I could start speaking in complete sentences again. Laboring for 27 hours, stuck at...
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Abdominal Wrapping Post-Pregnancy - Should I Do It?
A question I often hear is, "Should I wear an abdominal binder or wrap my belly after baby?" Abdominal binders are controversial in the fitness and rehab world, spurring strong opposing views. One group says, “YES!” and believes that using an abdominal...
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Proper Core Training: How To Connect Your Core and Pelvic Floor
What does it mean to "integrate the core" or to "connect" your diaphragm and pelvic floor? What is a Connection Breath? Why is this so important? [tweetable]A strong, properly functioning core is the foundation to all healthy, pain-free movement. However,...
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3 Exercises You Must Do Immediately Post Pregnancy
As a new mom it’s important to take time after welcoming your baby into the world to focus on loving, bonding, and healing. Getting back to your pre-baby workouts — or a new routine altogether — could take some time....
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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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Exercises to Avoid After a C-Section
As a new mom, adjusting to life with your new responsibilities and new schedules, you may be itching to start (or get back into) a fitness routine to carve out some me-time and reap the benefits of exercise. After having...
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How to Work Out After A C-Section
If you’ve had one or multiple C-sections, or perhaps you have an upcoming scheduled Caesarian, you might be wondering how to safely return to exercise after such a surgery. You might also be wondering what exercises and type of workouts...
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How To Make Labor And Delivery Easier: 5 Tips
Preparing for labor and delivery is a really interesting topic of discussion. For first-time moms, or women who are having a vaginal birth for the first time, trying to imagine the sensations that your body will go through in labor is...
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