2 Moves to Help Minimize Your Diastasis Recti Risk in Pregnancy

  I was teaching my prenatal & postpartum core essentials class earlier this week and we were talking about minimizing diastasis recti (or abdominal separation) IN PREGNANCY. Everyone was so shocked that there could be a solution before the problem even exists, because all we hear these days is how to fix diastasis recti after it's already an issue. What if you could minimize your risk of diastasis during your pregnancy? And ...

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Quiz: Do You Know Your Pregnancy Old Wives’ Tales?

Don’t go outside with wet hair or you’ll catch a cold. Feed a cold, starve a fever. Cows lie down when it’s going to rain. You’ve likely heard tons of old wives’ tales in your lifetime. Whether true or not, these little nuggets of information worm their ways into our brains and get stuck. There are old wives’ tales for everything - health, animals, food, even pregnancy. How well do you know your ...

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Pelvic Floor Safe Squatting Technique

Squatting is an essential part of postpartum repair and recovery. We squat hundreds of times every day - getting out of bed, going to the bathroom, sitting to work, sitting to eat, sitting to feed our babies, picking up laundry / grocery bags / children...you name it, it probably involves a squat. And you know what is really great? Because we squat so much during the day, it's a fantastic opportunity ...

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Super Easy Homemade Almond Milk

We go through 2 gallons of almond milk a week in our house. We put it in hot and iced coffee, on cereal, in tea and in smoothies, not to mention cooking with and drinking it. So when I heard there may be issues with carrageenan, an seaweed-derived additive that is used in a lot of non-milk milks (among other things), I decided it was time to try making my ...

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The Yummiest Greek Wrap You’ll Ever Eat

Are you hungry yet? This Greek Wrap is easy to make, perfect for lunch and super yummy! A shareable version of this recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: * 1 tablespoon lemon juice * dash of salt and pepper * 1 cup canned chickpea beans, drained and rinsed * 1 tsp black olives * 1 cup chopped tomato * spinach leaves * 1 wrap Preparation: In medium bowl, combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, ...

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Power Protein Balls Recipe

These delicious Power Balls will last in the refrigerator for a week and can also be made ahead of time and put in freezer. A shareable version of this recipe can be found at the bottom of this post. Ingredients: - 16 oz. almond butter (you can use peanut butter or cashew butter, too) - 14 oz. honey - 3/4 blender full of rolled oats (not the instant kind) - Bowl full of crispy rice, coconut ...

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Micro-workshop: The Abdominal Canister!

      The abdominal canister breath is THE most important exercises you will do in your postpartum repair. If you have time for only ONE exercise each day, this is it! In this video we go over: how to do the abdominal canister breath what paradoxical breathing looks like (ie, how NOT to do the breath) how to make sure you're doing it correctly. Do you want more guidance on the canister breath? Check ...

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The Best Non-Aluminium Deodorant for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

When you're pregnant or breastfeeding, every product you put either ON or IN your body automatically gets a 'side-eye'. It is safe? Will it cross the placenta? Will it come out in breastmilk, or affect milk production? The lists are so long that entire blog sites completely are dedicated to helping you figure it out. Deodorant is no exception, and the concerns associated with deodorant goes beyond pregnancy and breastfeeding and ...

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