• Diastasis Recti
  • Heel Drops for a Stronger Postpartum Core

    Heel drops/marches are a must-do when starting back to exercise after having a baby. Obviously check with your doctor, and wait for your clearance before doing any exercise. When you feel ready, this simple move is a great way to reconnect with your core and strengthen your inner most abdominal muscles, the transverse abdominis. I […]

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  • Kegels aren’t the catchall fix we’ve been sold. We need to retrain the brain!

    What if I told you that kegels alone aren’t always the answer for all your postpartum woes? I know, I know.  Your obstetrician said it would fix your leaking, pelvic pain, back pain, eliminate wrinkles and ward off gingivitis.  Yes, I am being snide, but the truth is the kegel has long been hailed by […]

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  • Why closing the gap isn’t the only factor in healing diastasis recti

      I get asked these two questions almost daily. “Have you closed your gap?” and “How do I close my gap?” My short answer is “sort of,” and “it doesn’t entirely matter.” Here is the longer answer… My experience in “healing” my core. You can read my more in-depth story here.  I started with a […]

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  • Spoiler alert…your low-belly pooch may not be fat

    What if I told you that the little pooch you keep trying to “crunch away” was actually a displacement of intra-abdominal pressure? Don’t know what I mean?  Watch this quick video on our body’s pressure system by renowned physical therapist Julie Wiebe. Women are notorious “sucker inners”.   Watch this.  We want to fit in […]