Pelvic Floor Health

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...

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...

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...

Core-Safe Baby Carrying

Core-Safe Baby Carrying

One key to healing your core after pregnancy is your alignment. I often discuss how three key alignment changes (hips over heels, neutral pelvis, and neutral ribs) minimize intra-abdominal pressure and turn on the deep core muscles. But for many new moms, a common...

Two Tips To Stop Pelvic Floor Leaks

Two Tips To Stop Pelvic Floor Leaks

As moms, it has become normal to joke about peeing our pants. I get it.  We use humor when talking about difficult topics. While incontinence may be common in postpartum women, it is not normal. In fact, leaking is a sign of dysfunction in the core/pelvic floor...

How To Ease Into Fitness After Birth

How To Ease Into Fitness After Birth

  I often get questions about how to jump back into physical activity after having a baby. Postpartum women want to know: where do I start? Today, I lay out when to start, what to avoid, and what postpartum milestones matter. Read below or watch the video! First...

12 Days of Core Strength

12 Days of Core Strength

I recently hosted 12 Days of Core Strength on the brb Yoga Facebook Page. (P.S. If you aren’t following me over there, you should! I go live regularly with new tips). Each day is a super simple, super practical change you can make in your day-to-day life to improve...

How to “Fix” Your Body After Pregnancy

How to “Fix” Your Body After Pregnancy

A postpartum body has a lot going on. A weak core and pelvic floor creates a whole host of compensations in other parts of the body...weak glutes, tight hips, and a tight back, to name a few. (If you haven’t already, you might want to check out last week’s post on...