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...

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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...

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How To Tell If You Have Diastasis Recti

How To Tell If You Have Diastasis Recti

In this post, I’ll share how to tell if you have diastasis recti. And...what to do about it if you have it! Just want a quick answer? Here’s a Diastasis Recti Test What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis Recti is a separation of the abdominal muscles. It’s caused by the...

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3 Little Known Tips To Heal Your Core With Yoga

3 Little Known Tips To Heal Your Core With Yoga

“Dia-what?” One of the top yoga instructors in my city said this after I told her about the Heal Your Core With Yoga program. She trains hundreds of new yoga teachers each year. And she’s never heard of diastasis recti. I’m not surprised. Diastasis Recti, a separation...

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Best Postpartum Girdles

Best Postpartum Girdles

If you are in a hurry and just want our top pick for best postpartum girdle, we recommend the SRC Recovery Shorts. After I delivered my babies, my core was a limp noodle.    It makes sense. As your baby grows, your abdominal muscles separate and weaken.    Once the...

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The Importance of Pelvic Floor Balance (And How To Get It)

The Importance of Pelvic Floor Balance (And How To Get It)

When people talk about engaging the pelvic floor, they most often talk about Kegels and squeezing the muscles to shut off the flow of urine. But squeezing the muscles like shutting off the flow of urine doesn’t activate the entirety of the pelvic floor. Today, we’ll...

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C-Section Scar Massage For Core Healing

C-Section Scar Massage For Core Healing

Is there anything specific that c-section mamas should do to heal their post-baby core & diastasis?  This is one of the most common questions I receive.  In general, the principles of healing your body from a C-section birth and a vaginal birth are very...

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The Mindset That Prevents Postpartum Healing

The Mindset That Prevents Postpartum Healing

Today, I’m sharing a mindset that prevents women from healing their cores and pelvic floors.   It's not a physical thing. It is a mental thing.   Many women struggle to go slow after they've had a baby.   What does that look like in women?   It shows up as the belief...

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