You may be expecting some bear-related baby humor here. But this is actually a post about the amazing SI joint. I was just trying to tempt you into reading something that might sound dry. But it’s not! The SI joint is a fantastically complex and unusual joint. Scientists struggled over the years to correctly understand […]Read More Your Child Is Part Bear
Are you aware of your serratus muscle? It’s an important one for postpartum women and anyone suffering from forward head (that’s lots of people). The serratus anterior runs under the shoulder blades and curves around the sides of the upper rib cage, connecting to the ends of the ribs. It’s kind of like those under-their-suit-jacket […]Read More The Right Way to Reach
Well, I don’t know. Really. The muscles in and around the back are complex. But I have a few guesses, and maybe I can help get your back feeling a whole lot better. Back Pain and Me I loved that bright little post-nap smile when my babies were ready to get up from their naps, […]Read More Why Does My Back Hurt?
Read this, then: close your eyes picture a beautiful place with moving water and, in your mind, repeat this sentence three to ten times: Joy–let it flow over me.Read More The Shortest Meditation
Postpartum women want to know how long it’s going to take for them to be back to their baseline. Here are my tips for answering that question: 1.Take what your MD or OB says with a grain of salt. An experienced primary care physician who focuses on prevention and maintaining good health reconfirmed to me […]Read More How Long Till I Recover?
Woebot is a robot therapist who texts with you. She checks in with you daily, and you can also text her whenever you want. I texted Woebot when I was feeling down, and she chatted with me for a while, helping me think through some cognitive distortions. Then she asked me: How do you feel? […]Read More Woebot Has a Pet Seagull, and Always Has Time to Chat With Me
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