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...
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Can I Do Crunches and Sit-Ups Post-Pregnancy?
"Hi! I had my baby seven weeks ago and my doctor cleared me for exercise and I'm dying to get back in the gym. I'm especially dying to tighten my stomach back up, but I've heard mixed things about whether or...
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Why Having A Strong Pelvic Floor Isn't Enough
As a physical therapist, every day I treat women who say they leak urine when coughing, sneezing, and exercising (called Stress Urinary Incontinence or SUI). Leaking urine during exercise is common, but it is neither inevitable nor untreatable. The activities...
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Breastfeeding: How What You Eat Impacts You And Your Baby
Over the past nine months, you have been preparing your body and mind for this moment, and the day has finally arrived! As you welcome your new baby into the world, the real work begins. In addition to healing your...
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Can You Reduce the Likelihood of Requiring a C-Section? (The Answer May Not Be As Simple As You Think!)
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...
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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,...
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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...
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What You MUST Know About Baby-Wearing Workouts
As a mom, it can be difficult to find the time to work out. Plus, to make things even more challenging, hitting the gym often requires hiring a babysitter. And at-home workouts? Most babies want to be in Mom’s arms,...
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Can I Lie on My Back During Pregnancy?
"Hi! I recently saw one of your videos for exercises to do during pregnancy and noticed the woman in the video seems very far along. She's on her back doing glute bridges, and I was wondering if that's OK at that stage of...
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