Incontinence in Crossfit 28 day challenge core confidence exercises for incontinence pelvic floor pelvic floor physiotherapist Jan 06, 2020

Incontinence in CrossFit is a thing....a BIG thing and while there are things I really like about CrossFit, the acceptance of leaking urine as 'normal' or 'part of being the fittest woman on the planet' just doesn't sit well with me. 

I first heard about CrossFit over 10 years ago...

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WHY I LOVE MIDWIVES Jan 05, 2020

Consider Including a Midwife on Your Birth Team

The benefits of midwives are numerous, from a reduction in episiotomies and use of interventions to a reduction in epidurals. The care they provide truly supports the normal process of birth.  

I believe midwives play a huge role in...

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WHY A DOULA SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR BIRTH TEAM benefits birth doula Jan 04, 2020

Why I Love Doulas

In my last post about midwives I spoke of a birth team. A doula is an integral part of that birth team both prenatally, during your birth and as you transition to motherhood.

I did not have a Doula at my births (close to 10 years ago now!) because I didn’t know...

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C-SECTION RECOVERY - HELPFUL TIPS TO OPTIMIZE HEALING c section recovery light exercise no mommy bootcamps Jan 03, 2020

Healing After a Cesarean

Cesarean births can be planned, which gives Mom time to prepare in advance for the procedure, and for the recovery. But in many cases C-sections happen unexpectedly, leaving many women feeling surprised and overwhelmed.

To make matters worse, little – if any...

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BABY CELEBRATIONS! YOUR "OUT OF THE BOX (OR BELLY)" BABY SHOWER GIFT GUIDE Jan 02, 2020

Practical Baby Shower Gift Ideas

A baby shower is a tradition in many countries, including here in Canada. The exact details of the custom differs culturally, and I have even observed differences native to certain regions of Canada, but the general motivation is the same: to shower a new mother...

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MY TOP TIPS FOR CREATING A BIRTH AND RECOVERY PLAN Jan 01, 2020

What to Include in Your Birth Plan

A common recommendation for expecting mothers is to create a birth plan: a document that gives your caregivers (midwife, doctor, doula, partner) an outline of your choices, desires and ‘no thank you’s’ while in labour. This is designed so as...

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POSITION YOURSELF FOR THE BEST BIRTH POSSIBLE child kegels exercise pregnancy tips for doing kegel exercise Dec 31, 2019

Birthing Tips to Help Your Baby Out

During birth, your body and your baby are working together to facilitate a smooth transition into the world. Unfortunately, a lot of the lifestyle choices we make and the birth practices we pursue are actually making things a lot harder for...

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WHAT IS "THE CORE"??? Dec 30, 2019

The Components of the Inner Core

Your core is probably the most impacted part of your body in pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Yet, it gets little to no attention.  Most people think of the core as being the six-pack and the low back; they are correct, to an extent, but let’s look a...

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KEGEL YOUR WAY TO A STRONGER CORE Dec 29, 2019

Did you know you can kegel your way to a stronger core?  The pelvic floor is the foundation of the core and it needs exercise just like any other muscle in your body. Working the core from the inside out will build a stronger foundation to allow for progressively challenging...

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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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