Optimizing Baby Position in Preparation for Birth As your estimated due date gets closer there can be a lot on your mind—getting your home ready for baby, having all of the supplies you'll need to care for baby, preparing for the postpartum, and all of the excitement of finally holding your baby on the outside! Many people also find themselves wondering when labor will start and how labor will go. It [...]
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Exercising During Pregnancy: What To Know Everyone should check with their provider before starting a new exercise routine during pregnancy, but for the most part, exercise is not only safe, but encouraged during pregnancy. For healthy women, 30 minutes of moderate exercise on all or most days is recommended during your whole pregnancy. My favorite way to raise your heart rate, reduce stress, and reap the benefits of movement during pregnancy [...]
The Benefits of Maternity Compression Wearing a pregnancy band for compression support can be a great way to keep feeling your best while your body is growing a baby. There are many benefits to support bands, particularly if you are dealing with pelvic pain problems or if you have diastasis recti, but even for a normal, healthy pregnancy a compression band can be useful. Here are a few of the benefits [...]
When Should You Exercise After Pregnancy? I get lots of questions about when and how to start exercising again after having a baby. What’s safe? How do I know my body is ready? Is there anything I should watch out for? These are all great questions and while I’m going to answer all of these in a general way, it’s really important to ask your care provider all of those questions. [...]
Once you're pregnant, you start learning about all sorts of things that you'd never thought about before—your pelvic floor, childbirth options, and even diastasis recti. Diastasis recti is such a common part of pregnancy and while it sometimes corrects itself, sometimes it needs special attention. But how do you know the difference and is there anything you can do to prevent it or treat it? What is Diastasis Recti? Simply [...]