Prenatal Pelvic Floor

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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What's the Deal With Incontinence?
I had the most embarrassing incident two years ago when I was presenting at a fitness workshop in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I peed my pants. Worse than that: I was photographed with other industry leaders, there was a visible a...
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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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3 Myths About C-Sections That Are Hurting Moms
C-section births are extremely common in many developed countries. In fact, in 2015, 32 percent of babies in the United States were born via Cesarean delivery [1]. This accounts for well over a million births. What is astounding about this...
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How to Train Clients with Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
Pregnancy is a time of tremendous change and growth, both for baby and mom. A woman’s body undergoes many structural adaptations to accommodate the growing baby and prepare for birth, and she may develop any of several painful conditions as...
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Bring Sexy Back By Redefining Your Own Beauty Standards
In the words made famous by Justin Timberlake, “I’m bringing sexy back.” Or at least, I’m really going to try! What if I told you that many things that are traditionally considered “sexy” are potentially harming your sex life? A...
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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 inveitable nor untreatable. The activities...
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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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