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

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

How to Naturally Improve Digestion

Mama, do you want to naturally improve your digestion? *I got you.* Naturally improve digestion by calming down the inflammation! This is the simplest way to get your gut moving. It takes pressure and stress off of your body, core, and pelvic floor. Digestion is intertwined with improving deep core function. It’s not something that we initially think has a…

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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

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

Arm Toning Exercises for Pregnancy

Mama…Are you wanting to keep your arms toned during pregnancy? I’ll be honest, I still incorporate these movements into my workout routine and my youngest is 10! But it’s more than just going through the motions that makes arm toning exercises safe for pregnancy. >>It’s about learning how to connect with your body and your growing baby bump.<< Are you…

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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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3 Tips to Keep Your Abs Strong During Pregnancy

Are you wanting to keep your abs strong during pregnancy? *I’ll be honest…pregnancy IS the best time to strengthen your core.* This is because you have a baby inside your belly to give you tactile feedback and connect with your body on a whole new level. >>By keeping your abs strong during pregnancy, you can prepare your body for labor…

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Pregnancy

3 Safe Pregnancy Exercises for All Trimesters

If I could have one wish, you know what it would be? >>I’d wish to provide you the resources of safe pregnancy exercises so you can stay active while you’re bumping.<< *Is that a wish you’d want, too?* Well, today’s your lucky day, Beautiful! *And yes, you can think of me as your genie in a bottle.* Knowing which safe pregnancy…

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Pregnancy

Pelvic Floor Strengthening Exercise

Did you know that the pelvic floor is the key to healing your body postpartum? >>The pelvic floor is involved in everything you do!<< Although you might think you’re strengthening your pelvic floor by doing Kegels, your pelvic floor is much bigger than the small area Kegels address. Below is a breakdown of a pelvic floor strengthening exercise regardless of…

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