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Articles: Pregnancy

5 Mistakes Trainers Make When Coaching Postnatal Clients

Exercise is incredibly beneficial after pregnancy, though your client’s workouts will look quite different from what she might have been used to doing before the baby’s arrival. Coaching postnatal fitness clients, when done well, supports all the transitions happening in a new mom’s body as well as her life. Good postnatal fitness coaching is thorough, […]

6 Mistakes Trainers Make When Coaching Pregnant Clients

Strength training in pregnancy is a form of physical activity that can be modified, exercise by exercise, to your client’s changing pregnant body, regardless of what stage of pregnancy she’s in. It can also help prepare her body to be better able to handle the physical stress of a progressing pregnancy and help to ward […]

Important Supplements For A Healthy Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! What an exciting (and quite possibly very confusing) time! Whether it was planned or an unexpected surprise, one of your biggest priorities now is to create the healthiest and most nourishing environment for you and your growing child. With so much information out there, coming at you from so many sources, this could […]

5 Types of Exercise To Avoid In Pregnancy

Though you may often hear about everything you shouldn’t be doing, there are many options for safe and comfortable exercise during pregnancy. Rather than confusing you with yet another list of specific exercises you should or should not do while pregnant, I want to help you feel more confident in understanding what your body is […]

Why (and How) You Should Start Exercising In Pregnancy

Strength training is my favorite mode of exercise to recommend in pregnancy for a variety of reasons. Strength training in pregnancy is a form of physical activity that can be modified, exercise by exercise, to your changing pregnant body, regardless of what stage of pregnancy you’re in. It can also help prepare your body to be […]

Sex During Pregnancy and Postpartum

Oh, yes. We’re going there! This is such an important conversation to have about what’s normal and what’s not regarding consensual sexual intercourse in pregnancy and postpartum. Note: While we recognize that there are many ways to experience sexual pleasure, this article specifically addresses sexual intercourse involving vaginal penetration. Sex during and after pregnancy is […]

What No One Tells You About Early Post Pregnancy

The intricacies of post-pregnancy can be difficult to describe. It’s one of those life experiences you only truly “get” once you go through it. I had been working with pregnant and postpartum women for years prior to becoming pregnant myself, and consider myself extremely fortunate to have heard hundreds of stories about life with a newborn […]

Can You Safely Prevent A C-Section?

Giving birth is a major, life-changing experience, and a C-section procedure is itself a major abdominal and pelvic surgery. For a growing number of women, safely avoiding a C-section is a top priority. But… is there anything a woman can do to avoid a C-section? Of course, nothing is guaranteed and birth is extremely unpredictable, […]

3 Steps To Healing Your Diastasis Recti

During pregnancy, as the belly grows, what many women don’t realize is that, to accommodate that growth, changes occur not only in the uterus and skin (hello, stretch marks!), but all the way down to the abdominal muscles. That’s because, as your babe grows larger toward the later stages of pregnancy, your belly needs to […]

What Every Pregnant Woman and Mom (New or Not!) Needs to Do For Her Pelvic Floor

Unless we have a specific reason to, most of us probably go about our lives without giving our pelvic floor much thought—and when we do, the bulk of our attention generally focuses around the Kegel. In fact, I didn’t think too deeply about the pelvic floor for quite some time, either. Even back during my […]

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