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Postpartum Health

Is your pelvic floor too tight or too weak.

Have you ever wondered why you have consistent low back pain, constipation, or groin pain?It may be due to your pelvic floor. Where is your pelvic floor?The muscles BELOW the belt are your pelvic floor muscles.  Found in between your sitz bones,...

How scar tissue affects your bladder leaking.

Do you ever feel like your scar has affected your bladder control? Your thoughts may not be so crazy after all. The scar tissue formed from C-sections, episiotomies, surgeries, and perineal tearing can cause numbness and an inability for the adhesions to lay down in a...

10 Natural Remedies To Reduce Constipation

Have you ever wondered how constipation affects your pelvic floor? Check out this image on the right.  The more pressure you have pushing downward increases the pressure on the muscles below which are your pelvic floor! Furthermore, if you've had surgery, like a...

How I Healed My Abdominal Separation {a.k.a. diastasis recti}

What if you could heal your abdominal separation? OR at least know the best exercises to re-connect to your center again. You're probably sick of hearing it by now. But, it's not about closing the gap. That's a crazy thought, isn't it? You see in 2013, I had my twins...

5 Questions Answered About Your Pelvic Floor

Imagine never leaking again when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or jump? You see, over four years ago I was at my best friends wedding.  My twins were only a year old and it was the first time I was out enjoying myself.  After no sleep the night before, I was drinking and...

5 Myths Of Postpartum Exercise Recovery

I didn't do a sit-up for over four years because of my diastasis recti, an abdominal separation due to my twin pregnancy. Confused and sleep deprived, I also drank Guinness to improve my milk supply and paid little attention to my diet for the first year.   But...

10 Things I would have done differently postpartum

I cried when we left the hospital. I was so afraid to go home with two babies and get back to real life where I had to cook, clean and care for two little ones. I was right to be afraid. Our postpartum time was filled with so much chaos, crying and sleep deprivation....

6 Exercises For Diastasis Recti {a.k.a. mummy tummy}

Are you a new momma frustrated by the way your stomach looks? You cringe when someone asks you if you’re expecting? You’ve googled diastasis recti and your pretty sure you have it, but what do you do for it? And more importantly, will it heal?...

Why I added adaptogens when I had postpartum depression

The clock reads 2 am. A baby cries. I startle awake, jack-knifing out of bed to run to the twins bedroom. Exhausted and overwhelmed once again. This time, it’s Eva who needs her pacifier, a quick pat to soothe her back to sleep. I go through the motions, barely awake...

How To Test For Diastasis Recti + Best Exercises

For over eight months, I avoided touching my core after birthing my twins, Mario and Eva. When I was brave enough to do it, I noticed a 3 finger separation.  I had a diastasis recti, a natural separation that occurs during pregnancy and especially with...

6 Ways To Fix Diastasis Recti

I pulled up my shirt and peeked in the mirror. Twelve months after birthing twins, I still looked three months pregnant. My six-week postpartum visit with the doctor had not been reassuring. I came in worried about the pressure in my pelvic floor and...

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