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

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.

Managing Pressure to Prevent Prolapse

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

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

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

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!

3 Simple Strategies for Runners Who Leak

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.

A Better Way to Breathe & The Right Way to Kegel

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.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

Pelvic floor 101. What is it? Where is it? What does it do? Everything you want to know about the pelvic floor and why you should care about it as a mother who has been pregnant or delivered a child either vaginally or by c-section.