Postpartum Health

Is your pelvic floor too tight or too weak.

Is your pelvic floor too tight or too weak.

Let me guess, your doctor told you to practice your Kegels? But have you ever noticed they make your symptoms worse? Think about this for a moment, if your muscles (i.e. your pelvic floor) is too tight, would you want to continue to contract it? The point is if you've...

10 Natural Remedies To Reduce Constipation

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}

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

It's frustrating to still look pregnant after having kids, isn't it? What if you could be stronger AFTER having children? Picture this.. little to no back pain, your stomach doesn't stick out and you don't have any bloating. That's a crazy thought, isn't it? The point...

5 Questions Answered About Your Pelvic Floor

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

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...

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

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? I’m here to tell you...

Why I added adaptogens when I had postpartum depression

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

How To Test For Diastasis Recti + Best Exercises

I know what you're wondering.."Do I have an abdominal separation?" Ever noticed how you get doming when you do a sit-up? How your core feels "weak"? Your stomach still looks pregnant after having kids. You're afraid this may never change.  The truth? You will be able...

Best exercises for your body after pregnancy.
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