Pregnancy

Recovery Postpartum, Don’t Wait Until Your Done Having Babies

Recovery postpartum, don’t wait until your done having babies to heal your body postpartum. Enjoy this conversation with my Knocked-Up Fitness® client, Allie, mom of three. She’s an avid runner but started experiencing incontinence postpartum after her first pregnancy. She also started dealing with hip and back pain and found amazing relief when learning how to effectively strengthen her deep core and pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy. 

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Pregnancy

How to Minimize Tearing during Childbirth

Have you been wondering how you can minimize tearing during childbirth? Maybe you’re looking up labor positions, or maybe you’re asking your girlfriends for advice but you are still wanting to do what it takes to prevent or minimize vaginal tearing. *Believe me, I’ve been there, too.*  Since I started working with prenatal women almost 20 years ago, I have…

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Pregnancy

Safe Exercises for Your Third Trimester

Staying active during pregnancy has numerous benefits for you and your baby. In fact, it’s never too late to begin a movement practice while you’re pregnant. >>Your third trimester is when you should be preparing your body for birth and recovery postpartum.<< There are many ways you can connect with your pelvic floor while also strengthening your deep core. *That’s…

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Pregnancy

Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Without Kegels

I’m going to tell you something a liiittle controversial, but I’m going to speak up because it needs to be talked about in women’s health. >>Kegels are not an effective way to strengthen your pelvic floor.<< Now, I know that that’s a different take than what you’ve been taught in the past, so let me explain. From what I’ve learned…

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Pregnancy

What Peeing Your Pants Is Telling Your Body

Wanna know why peeing your pants should not be considered normal?  *Silly question, I get it.* The answer? There is something you can do to heal it. It’s really common for women to experience incontinence (peeing your pants) after they’ve had a baby, YEARS after they’ve had a baby, or even if they’ve NEVER had a baby. So, let’s talk about…

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Pregnancy

If Your Pelvic Floor Needs Some TLC, Read This!

“Oh, no… Not another run where I peed my pants,” you think to yourself after you’ve been cleared by your OB/GYN to exercise. The truth is, you wear black leggings *just in case* you leak down there and you ignore it because your mom friends told you it was normal after having a baby. >>As women, it’s common to want your before…

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Pregnancy

Best Deals at Buy Buy Baby

A full night’s sleep is the equivalent to winning the lottery for a new parent. And with bestselling sound machines, comfy sleep sacks and more, Buy Buy Baby’s Sweet Dreams Sale can help you get one step closer to catching as many Zzzs as possible. Just in time for today’s “spring forward” (hopefully you set […]

Pregnancy

Baby Poop & Brain Growth

When you think about baby brain development, you probably picture things like brain-boosting toys or gadgets designed to stimulate babies’ cognitive development. What you probably don’t think about is something that every baby does every day, and something that parents become very intimately familiar with (but probably never really gave much thought to before they […]

Pregnancy

Presidents’ Day Baby Sales

Presidents’ Day isn’t just a three-day weekend honoring George Washington. It’s also a time for parents to score serious deals on must-have baby products, especially cribs and other nursery essentials. Mark your calendars for February 12-15, because that’s when parents can really save on those must-have items. Typically, Presidents’ Day sale shoppers seek out deals […]

Pregnancy

Super Bowl Baby Names

There are many places to find baby name ideas: classic literature, reliable name books, your favorite movie, What to Expect (of course!) — you name it. But one source of name inspiration you might not have considered? Super Bowl LV. Whether you’re a parent-to-be or just like to keep a shortlist of names for the […]