Pelvic Floor Considerations in Pregnancy

Pelvic floor care during pregnancy is a bit more complex than just “do your kegels”. It is important to understand the changes that are happening in our bodies throughout pregnancy, and how to best care for ourselves so as to minimize the stress on an already stressed system. Some of the changes that occur duringContinue reading “Pelvic Floor Considerations in Pregnancy”

8 Postpartum Exercises for New Moms

*Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program* You’ve just had a baby (for the first time or not), your whole world has been flipped upside now (in mostly good ways), and you barely recognize your body right now. Regardless of your birth experience, your body (and brain) has been through a lot ofContinue reading “8 Postpartum Exercises for New Moms”

CrossFit and Pregnancy – Is it Safe?

*Always consult your doctor before participating in any exercise program* I’ve been in the CrossFit world for over 5 years, as both a coach and an athlete, so I am very familiar with the workouts typical of a gym (aka “box”). I am also familiar with the reputation CrossFit has, especially among people who areContinue reading “CrossFit and Pregnancy – Is it Safe?”

I Have Been Cleared By My Doctor – Now What?

Typically around 6 weeks postpartum you will get the “all clear” to return to activity. Some doctors/midwives will give you detailed guidelines as to what exactly this means, and others will just tell you that you’re good to go. Regardless of your health and experience, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to returnContinue reading “I Have Been Cleared By My Doctor – Now What?”