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Posture Focus: Holding Your Kids (Front Carry)

You likely hold your kids for HOURS on end (and while doing a million other things) so why not make it a part of your recovery routine? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a front-carry hold (side carry is here!). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Things to look out for:

Holding your kids front-carry

✅ Hold your kid higher up, roll your shoulders back and use your arm strength to hold them. (Bonus – they will likely eat your face. 😂) ✅ Think of aligning your ear, shoulder, hip, knees and ankles in one straight line. ✅ Stack your hips under your ribs so you can lightly engage your core and protect your lower back. You might have to soften your knees to do this, and that’s ok. Bent knees are ok! ✅ Bring your chin back, thinking of lengthening the back of your neck. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being conscious of your everyday movements goes a long way toward helping you heal diastasis and pelvic floor issues. You’ve got this mama! 👊🏻👊🏼👊🏽👊🏾👊🏿

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Looking for support to stay active during your pregnancy or start your postpartum recovery? Here are some options to get you started on a great path forward:


1) Take the Pelvic Floor & Core Strength Quiz. After taking the quiz, you'll get a score and based on your results, guidance on what steps to take to move you forward in your recovery.

2) Check out our podcast listening guides: Download the Pregnancy Listening Guide or Postpartum Listening Guide.

3) If you're pregnant, want to be way more active than you have been, AND want connection with other mothers, but don't know where to start…join the Expecting to Flourish™ Membership - a mom-driven and expert-guided virtual space empowering moms with a new approach to prenatal fitness and birth prep that actually prepares you for the physical and emotional hurdles of motherhood.


If you’re postpartum and ready to get moving, need to heal your body but you don’t know where to start…join us for Postpartum Repair & Restore LIVE, a science-backed and fun-stacked, Diastasis and Pelvic Floor Strength program. Start healing your diastasis and eliminating leaking in 8 weeks or less with our guidance.

4) Do you prefer working one-on-one, or have a high risk pregnancy, a severe diastasis or leaking that won’t quit? You might be a candidate to work with us privately. To find out, take this quick self assessment! If you qualify, you'll be invited to schedule a complementary Postpartum Strategy Session with us where we'll take a good look at what's not working in your repair process, and come up with a great plan just for you.

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Since Devoted Mamas' founding in 2017, our mission is to help you through all the stages of motherhood - stay super strong (and calm!) during pregnancy, be the BOSS of your birth, and help you bring life back to your core + pelvic floor in postpartum.

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