Postpartum Health

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Belly Binders For Core Healing: Who Needs One & Who Doesn’t?

Belly Binders For Core Healing: Who Needs One & Who Doesn’t?

Today I want to talk about belly binding and abdominal splints. An abdominal splint is a piece of elastic that you wrap around your belly to support your core. This is a contentious topic in the world of core healing. There are some practitioners who say absolutely...

Sitting Techniques For Optimal Core & Hip Health

Sitting Techniques For Optimal Core & Hip Health

I get a lot of questions about how to sit properly without putting pressure on your core or diastasis, or making your hips feel worse. So today I want to share how to sit for optimum core & hip health.  Optimal sitting comes down to maintaining proper...

Myofascial Release and Abdominal Massage for Diastasis Recti

Myofascial Release and Abdominal Massage for Diastasis Recti

This post is for anyone who feels like she is doing everything right for her core, but can’t seem to get rid of her diastasis (abdominal separation).  What do I mean when I say doing everything right? There are some key principles you should be working on to help...

9 Unexpected Causes of Hip Pain

9 Unexpected Causes of Hip Pain

When women experience hip issues like feeling tight, achy, or unstable, they usually assume...it’s all in the hips.  But many of the issues we have in our hips are caused by imbalances elsewhere in the body.  These unexpected causes of hip issues may surprise you but,...

3 Ways To Strengthen An Underactive Pelvic Floor

3 Ways To Strengthen An Underactive Pelvic Floor

When you have an underactive pelvic floor, the goal is to strengthen and balance the muscles of that area.  (If you’re asking…how do I know if my pelvic floor is underactive? Head over to this post for our guide. If your symptoms sound more like an overactive...

Exercise To Strengthen Outer Hips And Increase Pelvis Stability

Exercise To Strengthen Outer Hips And Increase Pelvis Stability

Many women struggle with hip pain and pelvis instability post-baby, including SI Joint dysfunction. One cause of this is weak outer hip muscles. Try the simple exercise in the video below called "the hip hike" to increase outer hip strength, make your pelvis more...

3 Myths About Post-Baby Hip Problems

3 Myths About Post-Baby Hip Problems

If you’re like most people struggling with hip pain and discomfort, you’ve probably found yourself deep in the internet researching causes and cures and watching YouTube videos to figure out what, if anything, you can do to address your hip issues.  If that’s the...

Why Pregnancy Hurt Your Hips

Why Pregnancy Hurt Your Hips

Pregnancy does not hurt everyone’s hips...but if pregnancy impacted your hips, you KNOW it.    Your hips may feel loosey-goosey and unstable.  You may feel chronic tightness and tension.  You may feel like your SI joint is unstable or constantly...

Best Pelvic Floor Massager

Best Pelvic Floor Massager

If you are in a hurry and just want to find out our top pick for best pelvic floor massager, we recommend the Intimate Rose Pelvic Wand. Pee-Sneezes Suck! Did you know? One in four women struggle with pelvic floor disorders, and research shows, as women age, this...

4 Ways To Release An Overactive Pelvic Floor

4 Ways To Release An Overactive Pelvic Floor

If your pelvic floor is overactive, your goal is to find ways to release and relax those muscles.  (If you're asking...how do I know if my pelvic floor is overactive? Head over to this post for our guide.)  In an overactive pelvic floor, the muscles are chronically...

Postpartum Issues You Are Tolerating (That You Don’t Need To!)

Postpartum Issues You Are Tolerating (That You Don’t Need To!)

So many painful and uncomfortable postpartum body issues are considered normal.  They are chronic issues. And society tells women they are  a normal part of “becoming a mom.” Well I call BS.  There is a difference between issues that are common, meaning many women...

Pelvic Floor Weakness: Under or Over Active Muscles?

Pelvic Floor Weakness: Under or Over Active Muscles?

An extremely common issue for postpartum women is pelvic floor weakness. This is a main contributor to the common postpartum complaint of leaking pee. Jumping on the trampoline, sneezing, or even laughing can all cause urine leakage with a weak pelvic floor. So how do...

Walking Alignment Tips For A Strong Core

Walking Alignment Tips For A Strong Core

  If you’ve suffered from pelvic floor issues or a lack of core strength, you may have already ditched your 3-mile run. But you shouldn’t give up on lacing up your shoes and getting out the door. Instead of running, try walking. Walking your former running route...