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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OF BIRTH AND BOWEL MOVEMENTS 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 these following points for a moment:

When you need to...

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PREGNANCY FITNESS - BE SPECIFIC 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...

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GIVING BIRTH IS LIKE RUNNING A MARATHON...ACTUALLY MORE LIKE 5 OR 6 MARATHONS! Dec 14, 2019

We've all heard the saying that giving birth is like running a marathon. Really it is like running 4-6 marathons and unfortunately birth is not looked at like an event that needs to be trained for.  Mind and body need to be prepared for the big day and also for the recovery. Pre and post...

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DIFFERENT WAYS TO AID IN LOW LIBIDO FOR WOMEN exercise libido pelvic health Dec 13, 2019

A decreased libido in women can be a result of various things, and it’s not uncommon for a woman to experience low libido at some point in her life. A low sex drive can be caused by changes in hormones, stress, psychological attributes, relationship issues, and more. However, if you are...

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50 SHADES OF KEGELS Dec 13, 2019

A Look at Kegel Balls and Other Devices

50 Shades of Grey certainly contributed to a rise in interest in LELO Luna Beads – a version of a pelvic floor exercise device made popular by the racy read.

I am often asked by clients and friends what my thoughts are on vagina weights or kegel...

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