Pregnancy

Advanced Maternal Age Risks With Dr. Shannon Clark

Have you ever felt the fear of the unknown with your advanced maternal age? It can be scary: Will there be problems trying to get pregnant? Is there an increased risk in pregnancy loss with advanced maternal age? Will I have pregnancy or delivery complications? Despite how scared you may feel, I’m SO excited for you to step past it…

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Getting Pregnant With PCOS: Belinda McCall Tells All

Are you ever overwhelmed with your PCOS symptoms? >>Today, my guest is Belinda McCall, founder of WomanBeeWell magazine, and she’s about to share with you her story on getting diagnosed with PCOS and trying to conceive.<< Belinda has been helping women find their own version of wellness through her blog, digital magazine, and online programs. And in this episode, she’s going…

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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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How to Nourish Yourself before Pregnancy

A lot of what we teach is prenatal fitness, but how you nourish yourself before pregnancy is just as important. In fact, preparing your body for pregnancy before you conceive may be the most important factor of all. >>Building up your body’s nutrients will help with your energy levels while you’re pregnant.<< That’s something all mamas can benefit from and…

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Pregnancy

Prenatal Fitness Reminders I Share with My Clients

Fitness professionals want to help everyone, but do you want to know a secret? *Come closer…* >>Not all clients can be trained the same way.<< *There, I said it!* In order to train women prenatal fitness, you need to remind them of these things: Lightly connect from the pelvic floor and give your baby a gentle hug from underneath the…

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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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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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Why You Should Learn How to Release Your Belly during Pregnancy

Everyone wants to keep their core strong during pregnancy, but do you wanna know a secret? *Come a little closer…* >>It’s just as important to learn how to release and relax through your belly and pelvis during pregnancy.<< *Does that come as a shock to you? It’s something all pregnant women need to know!* Here are three reasons why you…

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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

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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A Look at Hormones before, during, and after Pregnancy

Are you worried about your hormones during pregnancy and navigating them through early postpartum? I have great news Mama: There is so much you can for your hormones during pregnancy, while you’re preparing for pregnancy, or if you’ve already had a baby! Because you can always work towards bettering your health and creating healthy lifestyle habits. Today’s Core Connections podcast episode…

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