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Tummy Time for Mom and Baby

By kschmidt 2 Comments September 30, 2019

Most are familiar with the recommendation, “back to sleep, tummy to play”. The time your baby spends on his or her tummy is essential for developing the muscles of his or her neck, back, and shoulders in order to meet important motor milestones. What can you do to help your baby succeed at enjoying playtime on his or her tummy while giving yourself some much needed self-care at the same time? This blog covers ways for you to strengthen your own muscles while encouraging your baby to do so too during tummy time together.

Criteria for Return to Running Postpartum — It’s Not Just a Matter of Time

By kschmidt 4 Comments August 30, 2019

By meeting the guidelines outlined in this post, you are more like to be successful at achieving a safe and effective return to physical activity in the postpartum period. There’s nothing magical about being 6 weeks postpartum. Specific test and measures and signs and symptoms should carry the majority of the weight when considering when to return to running after pregnancy.

The Big Three Ways to use a Foam Roller to Improve Your Posture

By kschmidt 2 Comments June 24, 2019

Are you a new mama and experiencing neck or upper back pain? The long hours you spend feeding your baby can inevitably lead to forward head and rounded shoulder posture if you aren’t mindful of your posture during this life-sustaining duty you do multiple times a day. Read on to learn three easy ways to use a simple foam roller to help keep you moving better so you can mom better…without lingering neck or shoulder blade pain!

A Better Way to Breathe & The Right Way to Kegel

By kschmidt 4 Comments May 27, 2019

What is the right way to do a kegel? How many should I do? My doctor told me to just “squeeze down there”? What does that even mean? This post explores how using a specific breathing pattern can help you better activate your pelvic floor muscles in order to more effectively do the traditional kegel exercise.

Nine Myths about Exercise and Pregnancy

By kschmidt 2 Comments April 30, 2019

Are you worried about exercising when you’re pregnant? Read about these 9 myths to learn about the benefits for mom and baby from physical activity during pregnancy.

Fitting Fitness into Family Life

By kschmidt 3 Comments April 29, 2019

It is possible to stay active as a mother. Learning ways to fit fitness into family life allows you to do this without sacrificing your time with your children.

Welcome!

By kschmidt 0 Comment April 29, 2019

The “why” behind the beginnings of the Move Better Mom Better blog. Inspired by my husband and two kids, my vision is to grow a community where we can lift each other up as mothers. Moving (by way of physical activity) has allowed me to feel better about myself and ultimately mom better.

Travel Tips + Four Important Stretches to do at the Airport

By kschmidt 0 Comment December 9, 2019

Want to know some of the best mom hacks to traveling with kids through an airport? In today’s post, we’ll discuss tips to help your next airplane ride and public transportation experience with children go more smoothly. It’s quite possible you may feel exhausted just getting through security and to your gait while handling luggage and children, and if chasing kids around the airport while you wait to board the plane isn’t enough exercise in itself, read further. This post also teaches you four simple ways to keep your body moving and feeling well while at the airport to prevent that post-travel stiffness and soreness we all dread.

Managing Pressure to Prevent Prolapse

By kschmidt 2 Comments July 29, 2019

Currently pregnant, a new mom, or a seasoned mother, this information is for you. Whether you have delivered vaginally or by cesarean section, you are at a greater risk for developing a pelvic organ prolapse. Decrease that risk by learning how to manage your pressure. This post explains how simple breathing strategies can decrease lessen your chance of developing and/or progressing a pelvic organ prolapse.

Foam Rolling

By kschmidt 0 Comment June 25, 2019

3 Simple Strategies for Runners Who Leak

By kschmidt 2 Comments June 3, 2019

If you are one of the 50% of women who routinely experience incontinence (urine or bowel leakage) when you run, but won’t take “just stop running” as an answer, this post is for you. Learn three simple strategies you could try by being more aware of your body’s posture and function next time you hit the trail or treadmill.