During pregnancy, your body needs to adapt to your growing baby so the abdominal muscles will begin to move away from the midline of your core. This is known as diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA). This is made possible thanks to the connective tissue called the Linea Alba. To learn more about DRA, click here Your body is pretty incredible when you think about it. It makes all of these changes to support a pregnancy. With that being said, your Linea Alba loses tension and post-
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.
I had a client yesterday, 2 months postpartum, exhausted because her baby has been sick, so needless to say, she’s on the stressed side. This is what postpartum recovery look like for most moms. There isn’t much time for them to take care of themselves, let alone sleep for a few hours so that they can recharge. Most moms are literally running on empty, pulling whatever they can together just to survive. We’re reading a lot these days about the injuries sustained in childbir