THE ONE EXERCISE FOR EVERY PREGNANT WOMAN Dec 28, 2019

Why Walking is the Ultimate Pregnancy Exercise

If I was to pick one exercise that I think every pregnant woman should do it would be... drum roll please…

Walking!!!  “Walking,” you say in disbelief?  You were expecting something more elaborate, right?  Truth is,...

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PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR CONCEPTION Dec 27, 2019

Fitness for Fertility

Fertility continues to be a growing area of interest in issues of reproductive health. Thankfully, there continues to be an increasing number of health professionals with knowledge, awareness and services aimed at assisting those facing fertility challenges.

An alternative...

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THE RIGHT WAY TO EXERCISE AFTER PREGNANCY: SAY NO TO MOMMY BOOTCAMP Dec 26, 2019

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

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

Most come back to me with their...

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WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH DIASTASIS RECTI? - PART 1 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...

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WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH DIASTASIS RECTI? - PART 2 - HOW TO HEAL IT Dec 24, 2019

A Prescription for Diastasis Recti

In my last blog, I talked about what diastasis recti is. 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...

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THE EPI-NO: FOR A BETTER BIRTH WITH LESS PUSHING 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...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE 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...

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TIPS FOR A PERKIER BUTT AND A FLATTER MIDSECTION 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...

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5 TIPS FOR PERINEAL HEALING POSTPARTUM 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...

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BIRTH IS NATURAL, BUT... 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 un-natural with medical interventions, a technology-driven society and the rise...

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