Pregnancy

3 Tips for Testing for Diastasis Recti

I was recently answering questions in my Instagram DMs when Jennifer asked: “What should I be looking for when testing for diastasis recti?” This was a question I had heard before…There are always postpartum women asking me similar questions: How can I test diastasis recti at home? And If I have diastasis recti, do I need to have surgery? >>Here’s my…

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Pregnancy

Read This When You’re Feeling Tired and Overwhelmed

Some days can seem daunting. Some days the to-do list we created for ourselves seems overwhelming. Some weeks we can’t see the light and don’t know how we’ll make it through the week. Some months we just give up because we don’t have time for it now or we haven’t done it in a while, so why start now? Guess…

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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

Safe Movements in the First Weeks Postpartum

When you’re newly postpartum, you are told by your OB/GYN to hold off on exercise until you hit that 6-week mark. After working with thousands of moms and going through postpartum recovery three times myself, I soon realized that doing nothing in those first weeks postpartum could do more harm than good to your body. Now, I’m not saying to…

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Pregnancy

Born at 21 Weeks & Thriving

Every day, preterm babies fight and survive despite the odds stacked against them. However the earlier a preterm baby is born, the more challenges he or she will face — with most experts agreeing that 22 weeks is the earliest babies can survive outside the womb. But a now 3-year-old girl, born at just 21 weeks, […]