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

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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Health

Pregnancy During the Coronavirus Crisis: How Years of Infertility Prepared Me

Apparently, our five years spent simply “trying” were not enough. Nor was the rotating door of supposed home remedies, acclaimed internet cure-alls, stints of experimental sobriety, and the spreadsheets spent tracking every fluctuating bodily function under the moon. The so-called “healing” power of crystals was a wash, as were the different diets I tried. Everything […]