Pregnancy

5 Ab Exercises to Try After a C-Section

Whether you’ve recently had a c-section or are 5+ years postpartum, you may be looking to strengthen your deep core and abs. I have 5 ab exercises that are perfect for after a c-section, no matter how long it’s been. If you’re tired of numbness in your lower abdomen or are just looking to wake up the pelvic floor, strengthening…

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Pregnancy

Do You Need to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor After a C-Section?

Do c-section mamas need to think about strengthening the pelvic floor after birth? The simple answer is – yes!! Your Pelvic Floor Post C-Section So often moms with c-section births think they don’t need to heal or strengthen their pelvic floor after baby comes – after all, they most likely weren’t pushing through birth. But, the pelvic floor is so…

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Pregnancy

Infertility and health with Elizabeth King

Infertility and health, including sperm health. It’s no longer just about female health and egg health but if we aren’t addressing the mans health then that could be a big missing health piece for improving fertility. The good news it that men can pretty quickly improve the health of their sperm. Take a listen to my conversation about improving fertility…

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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

The Secret to an Easier Birth

Every mama wants to have an easy birth and delivery. *Who can blame them?!* >>The secret to an easier birth actually isn’t much of a secret at all… Are you ready for it? Breath.<< But first, here’s what makes it hard: Feeling the pressure to get your baby out as quick as possible Worrying that something could go wrong Stressed…

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Pregnancy

Things You Won’t Hear From Your OB-GYN

I get it. You want all of your pregnancy questions answered so you can do what’s best for your baby during pregnancy. Quite honestly, it may leave you feeling stuck or a bit overwhelmed. *Believe me, I’ve been there three times over.”  >>But I want to remind you of one thing: only you know what’s best for your baby.<< Whether…

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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

Round Ligament Pain Relief

Mama, do you want to get rid of round ligament pain but nothing is working? *I’ve got just what you need.* Minimize and prevent round ligament pain by properly strengthening your deep core! This is what I love to teach. Simply reframing the way you move and hold your body can take pressure off of the round ligament. While learning…

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Pregnancy

5 Tips for Staying Active During Pregnancy

Can I make a confession? I love inspiring women to stay active during pregnancy! >>Not only does staying active help you create a healthy lifestyle, but it also prepares you for birth and recovery postpartum.<< Now that I have been working with prenatal women for almost 20 years, I have a few tips that will set your movement practice up for…

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Pregnancy

Breastfeeding: Why Kelly Maher Carvell Thinks You’re Overthinking It

Mama, are you feeling overwhelmed with breastfeeding? If so…this is the conversation for you. Kelly Maher Carvell is a Certified Lactation Counselor who specializes in holistic lactation support with her innovative telehealth lactation practice while you’re bumping and through weaning. What I love about Kelly is that for her, it’s all about helping mamas overcome their breastfeeding concerns and supporting them…

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Pregnancy

Beyoncé Gives Birth!

ALERT: Beyoncé has given birth! This is not a drill. I repeat, this is NOT A DRILL. People magazine is reporting that Queen Bey has given birth to twins. Mama and babies are both doing well. Queen Bey is notoriously private, so it’s likely to be a while before we see any photos or receive any information […]

Relationship

“Here’s How I Lost 13 Kilos After The Birth Of My Second Child”

When 2020 started, Shanee Minnaar set out her last “I will lose weight” resolution. Just two months after giving birth, she was determined to build back her strength, and better her health for herself and her kids. Here’s how this mom of two lost 13 kilos and learned to put herself first. Shanee Minnaar Occupation: […]

Health

Female Inmate Dies Of Coronavirus After Giving Birth On Ventilator

WASHINGTON ― A 30-year-old woman serving a 26-month sentence for maintaining a drug-affiliated business died of COVID-19 on Tuesday several weeks after giving birth to her child while she was on a ventilator, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said. The death of Andrea Circle Bear, the first female federal inmate to succumb to the respiratory […]

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What It’s Like To Give Birth In The Epicenter Of A Pandemic

Thanasis Zovoilis via Getty ImagesIn response to COVID-19, some New York City hospitals have barred support partners from postpartum units and recovery rooms. In late March, Elaine, 32, arrived at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Hospital deep in the throes of labor with her first baby, and was told that her husband would not be allowed in with […]