I gotta be honest here for a minute… This post isn’t just written for you readers. That’s right, I got selfish. As a women’s health therapist I work with pregnant clients all the time and the first time I heard of doulas I had absolutely no idea what that meant. So when I had the opportunity to meet a doula and learn about them, I jumped at the chance! Emily Potter Wannenburg and I were introduced through a mutual friend who knew we would nerd out and bond over our love of helping women. For this interview, Emily and I grabbed lunch to discuss all things Doula.
Hey there! This week’s post is all about waking up that lazy transverse abdominis in women who have a diastasis recti! If you’re not sure what that is, go back and read this post. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Alrighty, now that we all know what it is and how to screen ourselves, let’s get to chatting about how to treat it.
Perhaps you are wondering with in the world a “diastasis recti” is? Well you’ve come to the right place! This week’s post is especially important for all pregnant and postpartum women. Okay, let’s get to the basics.
First off, Happy Mother’s Day to all moms! Whether it’s your first born, step child, 30 year old, or fur baby, kudos to you for all your hard work, love and support! This weekend seems like a great time to bring up the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy for soon to be moms! Last weekend I went to a "Care of the Pregnant Patient" course and I am even more in awe that the female body can LITERALLY grow another human. I mean seriously, if you have had a baby, you should high five yourself right now. Go ahead, I’ll wait.
As I approach my mid twenties it seems like everyone is getting married or having babies. And if there's anything that has to do with pelvic floor function, pregnancy is it! Maybe you've also heard of the #fitpregnancy movement. If not, watch this video for the most inspiring fit mom!