I think I get it. Running, that’s your powerful thing. The thing you can do by yourself, without any equipment, without needing to reserve a spot in class a day before, without needing to get in the car again. The thing where no one talks to you, or asks you where something is, or demands […]Read More I Really Miss Running
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
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. #10 My breath doesn’t work right I don’t want to talk during meals because I can’t eat, talk, and breathe all at the same time. Also, talking is exhausting. This is […]Read More Top Ten Postpartum Problems
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?
After baby, like, awhile after baby, when my belly was semi-normal size, I slipped on my trusty ice-blue Uniqlo jacket. Warm and cozy, but light as marshmallow fluff, I wanted it to defend me against the stiff March breeze. It zipped over my slightly protruding belly. But it wouldn’t zip up over my chest. Que annoying! I […]Read More The Bra That Wouldn’t Fit
If you’re in pretty good shape, but your belly is still protruding more than you would like, don’t despair. That’s really common, but it doesn’t need to be permanent. Often, a postural issue is the culprit–which, luckily, is repairable. During pregnancy, most women’s back muscles get tight from overuse. Since the ab muscles can’t function […]Read More Why is my belly still sticking out?
If you delivered via c-section, you underwent major surgery. You’ve had to rest and recover. The bad news is that you’re probably going to have a core weaker than you would like for longer than you would like: six months, nine months, even up to a full year after you delivered. It’s easy to feel […]Read More What if I had a c-section?
You can think of the SI (sacroiliac) joint several ways. Bone-wise, it’s where the sacrum links with the sides of the ilia. The sacrum looks like a huge, ancient arrowhead. It’s made from fused vertebrae, and narrows down to your coccyx (tailbone). The ilia, otherwise known as the tops of your hip bones, look like elephant […]Read More What is the SI joint, and does mine hurt?