I’m not going to go into all the factors that can lead to the onset of depression around impending or new motherhood, although I did read an interesting study recently that correlated the level of pain and trauma a woman experienced during delivery with her level of depression afterwards. A good friend of mine experienced […]Read More Pre- and Postpartum Depression: It’s Way Too Common, But It Is Treatable
Courtland Milloy has written for the Washington Post since 1975. A southerner by birth and an advocate for the people of DC by trade, Milloy decided to do something radical in response to our city’s obesity gap. Here are some of the frightening DC Dept of Health stats he cites. In Wards 7 and 8, […]Read More One month as a vegan, and now he can get his socks on
We kicked off our winter group fitness class just for mamas! It has a few handy features:– you can bring your child with you-you get a fun, tough, safe workout designed for healing and strengthening postpartum bodies-it runs through Arlington County, so it’s financially accessible to all local mamas If you want to join the […]Read More The Mamas’ Class Playlist
At last, research has yielded strong and reputable evidence that physical exercise both prevents the onset of depression, and reduces depressive symptoms. Did ya hear that? Exercise fights depression! Science proves it! (People knew exercise and mood were related. They just didn’t have strong research clarifying whether being depressed makes people exercise less than typical-mood […]Read More Evidence for Exercise as an Antidepressant
Pregnancy and delivery do a number on the body, that’s for sure. These are (paraphrases of) the most common issues that bother my clients. #10I get so weirdly breathless. I don’t want to talk to people during meals because I can’t eat, talk, and breathe all at the same time. And talking makes me so […]Read More The 10 Most Common Reasons People Contact Me
Take this quiz to determine if your pelvic floor is functioning well. Does pee come out of your body when you don’t want it to? No. Whaaat….? Does that happen to people? Yes. That’s why I dread getting a cold and having to cough and sneeze. Yes. Why do you think I quit running/CrossFit/dance/going to […]Read More Is My Pelvic Floor Broken?
I’m sorry, but since you’re a parent, the song of the month is going to make you cry. Hey, what is December for? If you’re a kid: getting to listen to Christmas carols at school, eating red and green Hershey’s kisses, talking about presents with your friends, seeing how beautiful your house looks when candles […]Read More Song of the Month