Spotlight on PFILATES - NOPE, not a Typo core breath dr. crawford kegels pelvic floor pelvic floor exercises pfilates pilates Jan 08, 2020

Pelvic Floor Pilates

Pfilates (no, that is not a typo) is a great program to help train your pelvic floor. When you add in core breathing, you have a fantastic way to improve and maintain a stronger pelvic floor for life.

We want our pelvic floor to be functional during times of rest...

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One Woman's Perspective on Preparing for Birth with Exercise 28 day buff muff challenge birth prepararation kegels and pregnancy pelvic floor Jan 07, 2020

Some Thoughts From a Past Client

This week I am sharing some thoughts from a past client, so that you might see how pelvic health programs can really help empower women.

I met Rebekah about two years ago through Coaching Discovery Call. She is now pregnant with her second child and I recently...

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Incontinence in Crossfit 28 day challenge buff muff app 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 birth team midwives postparum prenatal care 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 birth takes a village birth team doula midwives Jan 04, 2020

Why I Love Doulas

In my last post about Why I Love MidwivesI 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.

Pelvic Floor and Diastasis Recti Assessment and Screening for Midwives

I did not have...

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C-Section Recovery - Helpful Tips to Optimize Healing abdominal muscles c section recovery cesarean 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 baby celebrations baby shower gifts doulas epi-no massage therapy out of the box pregnancy tea prenatal massage 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 differ 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 belly wrap birth birth positions birth team doulas healing herbs recovery restorative exercise 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 best birth possible child kegels exercise pelvic floor 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"??? birth diaphragm inner core kegels are a core exercise multifidus pelvic floor postpartum pregnancy the core four 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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