The Right Way to exercise after Pregnancy - SAY NO to Mommy Bootcamp after pregnancy core breathe exercise pelvic floor restore the core say no to bootcamp Dec 26, 2019

High-Intensity Workouts Get You Nowhere When Your Core is Compromised

I’m often asked to identify the best way to get back in shape after having a baby. People often baulk at what I say, and then go on to join the first mommy bootcamp they can find.

Most come back to me with their...

Continue Reading...
What's the Deal with Diastasis Recti? - Part 1 abdominals connective tissue core exercise diastasis recti exercises kegel & pelvic floor linea alba pregnancy Dec 25, 2019

Understanding Diastasis

I recall when I was first pregnant; I bought The Pregnancy Bible and read it diligently every day to see what was happening to me and my babe.

About three-quarters of the way through the book there was a tiny paragraph about diastasis recti that described it as...

Continue Reading...
What's the Deal with Diastasis Recti? - Part 2 - How To Heal It alignment breathing closing the gap coordination core function diastasis recti how to heal prenatal programs prevention during pregnancy strategies Dec 24, 2019

A Prescription for Diastasis Recti

In my last blog, I talked about what diastasis recti is Part 1. Though much more research is needed in order to fully understand it, we do have some information that can help point us toward healing strategies.

Here I share with you my strategies for helping...

Continue Reading...
The EPI-NO: For a Better Birth with Less Pushing childbirth epi-no incontinence organ prolapse pelvic floor pelvic floor muscles perineum Dec 23, 2019

Why I Highly Recommend the EPI-NO 

Over the centuries, different cultures have used creative methods to help lessen the pain of labour or ease delivery.

In Africa, for instance, women use gourds of increasing size to help stretch the perineum in preparation for birth in order to reduce the...

Continue Reading...
What you need to know about Pelvic Organ Prolapse 28 day buff muff challenge childbirth hypopressive method neutral pelvis pelvic floor physiotherapist pelvic organ prolapse pregnancy Dec 22, 2019

When you give birth you are expecting a baby to come out, and then the placenta. Not many moms are expecting their bladder or uterus to come out (pelvic organ prolapse) – most don’t even know this is possible.

Pregnancy and childbirth are risk factors for a condition known as pelvic...

Continue Reading...
Tips for a Perkier Butt and a Flatter Midsection 28 day kegel challenge core breath incontinence optimal alignment organ prolapse pelvic health perkier butt postural alignment tailbone Dec 21, 2019

Ways to Improve Your Postural Alignment

You know the saying when someone has worked really hard at something and you say, ‘She really worked her butt off!’ I joked about that after I had my first child as I remarked at my really flat butt!  ‘I birthed my butt off!’ I...

Continue Reading...
5 Tips for Perineal Healing Postpartum buff muff core breathing pelvic floor physiotherapist perineal healing perineal tear postpartum pregnant women Dec 20, 2019

Recovering After a Perineal Tear

The possibility of a perineal tear is probably the number one fear of pregnant women – how the heck am I going to push a baby out of my vagina and stay in one piece!?!

Episiotomy used to be a routine procedure that was once thought to help increase the...

Continue Reading...
Birth is Natural, BUT... abdomen birthing core building exercises induced labour natural oxytocin receptors pelvic floor posture pregnancy and birth restorative healing uteris Dec 19, 2019

How Our Modern World Has Changed Birth

The female body is designed to give birth – the shape of our pelvis, we have a uterus, the hormones – but this natural phenomenon is becoming increasingly unnatural with medical interventions, a technology-driven society and the rise...

Continue Reading...
Of Birth and Bowel Movements birth bowel movements constipation core breath elimination process labour pelvic floor squatty potty women's pelvic health Dec 18, 2019

We Would Never Poop This Way—Why Do We Give Birth This Way?

This is not a blog about the fear of pooping during birth, but rather a few points designed to make you think and possibly question the way most women give birth.

Think about the following points for a moment:

When you need to...

Continue Reading...
Pregnancy Fitness - BE SPECIFIC be specific core exercise fitness hovering postpartum pregnancy principle of specificity Dec 15, 2019

Fitness in pregnancy is key but there is something you absolutely need to keep in mind - be specific. There is a principle in fitness called the Principle of Specificity. It states that the best way to develop physical fitness for your event or activity is to train the body as closely as possible...

Continue Reading...