I woke up this morning feeling tired, nothing out of the norm--little feet kicking me in the back and I spent most of the night on the very edge of my bed. To think, this is exactly what I wanted! I’m grateful for the life that I have. It’s been a long road but being called “Mom” by 2 tiny humans that I proudly call my children has had the biggest impact on me. You may have heard my story before so I’ll keep this short. After the birth of my son, almost 5 years ago, I had
Our postpartum culture is quite interesting. Women have babies and suddenly, they're expected to bounce right back. Did you know that in the Chinese culture, women don’t get out of bed for 40 days? These women are being taken care of and being cooked for as she gets the rest her body needs. Her only job is to nurse and cuddle with her baby. We live in a fast paced world where if we’re not out and about within days after baby is born, we feel like we need to be doing more.
When I'm assessing a new client, I kinda put them through the ringer (in a good way of course! I want to address their alignment and diastasis recti. I want to about stressed in their life, eating habits, fitness history, medical history and I also ask about the nature of their birth. It is extremely important to know that your birth matters in postpartum fitness planning. I would train a mom who is 6-weeks post caesarean than I would if you were 11-months post. I would also
Many women are concerned about ab separation (diastasis recti) so I decided to share a little something with you. I have diastasis recti and you probably do to. But it's not be that big of a deal. Here's Why According to a small study, 100% of women will have some degree of diastase recti by the 35th week of pregnancy. (Mota et al 2014) After 2 pregnancies and a laparoscopic surgery, my abs have separated. But this is what I need you to know. I didn't know that my abs could