Side Sleeper? How To Prevent Hip Pain While Sleeping

Side Sleeper? How To Prevent Hip Pain While Sleeping

Many women experience hip pain while sleeping, or upon waking. This short video tutorial shares how to prevent hip pain while side sleeping. Not a side sleeper? Head here for tips on preventing hip and back pain when sleeping on your back. How To Prevent Hip Pain...

How To Protect Your Core When Picking Things Up

How To Protect Your Core When Picking Things Up

One truth of parenting…you are always picking things up! The way you pick things up can either help, or hurt, your core strength, back health, and diastasis recti healing. In this post, I’m sharing simple movement tips to protect your core (and back) when picking...

Dos and Don’ts After C-Section Birth

Dos and Don’ts After C-Section Birth

Childbirth is extraordinary; you finally get to meet the baby who has been growing inside you. At the same time, birthing a child also brings significant changes to your body—especially for mothers who give birth by C-section.  After a cesarean section, you’ll need...

4 Diastasis Recti Myths

4 Diastasis Recti Myths

Last week I shared four things you probably didn't know about diastasis recti, and this week I'm sharing four common diastasis recti myths...that just aren’t true. Let's dive in. What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis recti is a separation of the abdominals. It happens...

4 Little-Known Diastasis Recti Facts

4 Little-Known Diastasis Recti Facts

Today I am sharing little-known diastasis recti facts (abdominal separation). Let's dive in.  What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis Recti is a separation of the abdominal muscles, particularly your rectus abdominis - or your six-pack abs. During pregnancy, those muscles...

Best Pelvic Floor Trainers

Best Pelvic Floor Trainers

If you are in a hurry and just want our top pick for best pelvic floor trainer, we recommend the Elvie Trainer Exerciser. Pelvic floor trainers, or kegel trainers, are unique and intimate exercise tools that allow you to strengthen your pelvic muscles and achieve...

Why Hip Openers Are NOT The Solution To Tight, Achy Hips

Why Hip Openers Are NOT The Solution To Tight, Achy Hips

Some of the most common (and beloved!) poses in yoga include traditional hip openers...but these poses may not be serving your post-baby body. Read below (or watch the video) to understand why! As a new yoga teacher I LOVED putting people into some long hip openers....

Pelvic Floor Weakness: Under or Over Active Muscles?

Pelvic Floor Weakness: Under or Over Active Muscles?

Pelvic floor weakness is extremely common among postpartum women. It’s a primary cause of incontinence (the common postpartum issue of leaking pee). Jumping on the trampoline, sneezing, or even laughing with a weak pelvic floor can cause urine to leak. Most women with...

Best Postpartum Ab Exercises

Best Postpartum Ab Exercises

Postpartum core exercises need to be easy and approachable. Below, I list (and show) three of my favorite, easy, postpartum ab exercises. Bonus! The first two can be done immediately after your baby is born (as soon as you feel ready). Key Principles Of Postpartum Ab...