All I can “shout” is HIP SQUEEZES and heel squeezes. My hubby and midwives would provide this touch as my labor progressed and contractions became stronger. I would even provide them to myself. I liked my squeezes provided in two different ways, so let me divulge a...read more
The pelvic floor (PF) is often times ignored in society do to the sensitive nature of the topic for some. I want to discuss how important this area of the body is in helping you during pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum stage, and shift focus away from...read more
Proprioceptive exercises are one of my favorite approaches to improving balance and postural control across all populations. Proprioception is a fancy word for where your body is at in space. Do you have a, “Personalized Proprioception Plan for Pre/Postpartum?”...read more
I am not a fan of new year’s resolutions because often times this resolution is something I have been pondering to make a long term commitment to but my pre-contemplation self is not helping. Even in my health coach training the powerful questions would just skim by...read more
After baby number 4 I became even more determined to work on my core. I exercised daily during pregnancy and had great plans to continue this practice after baby came. Surely she would sleep and allow this mama right here to exercise? HAHAHAHAHA! How quickly had I...read more
My first baby was born 15 years ago! I did not know anything about raising a baby or the toil it would take on my body. I do not even know how I learned of diastasis recti abdominis. I remember volunteering proudly in physical...read more
The Wellness Blog
Hello postpartum hormones (or lack of some of them)! The roller coaster of changes that happen in the first several months after baby are oh so fun (please note the subtle sarcasm). After 5 babies the memories of this time come running back in full force to remind me...
One of my most favorite things to do is run. When I was in grade school I was the fastest kid (no, not just girl, KID) in my class. Until my guy friends reached massive heights with longer legs senior year, I smoked them. I use to wear this shirt that said something...
Do you have a nursing throne? I don’t…lol! I kinda nurse wherever but mainly on my “CP.” My “CP” aka the command post (per my husband) is a spot on my comfy couch that I run the house from. What I “try” to be mindful of is my sitting position and how long I “live,” I...