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Returning to Exercise After a C-Section: The 4 Step Approach cesearanmom csection csectionrecovery postpartumrecovery pregnancy

A cesarean section (c-section) is a common operation that pregnant people may have as a method of delivering a child/children. 1 in 3 births in the US is a c-section! This mode of delivery is performed during prolonged labor, in high-risk pregnancies, large babies, multiple babies, breech...

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Postpartum Running: Should I Run with Diastasis Recti? diastasis recti postpartumreturntorun postpartumrunning postpartumstrengthtraining runningwithdiastasis

Postpartum running is like training for a marathon, the more time you put into it, the more successful you will be. To allow for healing to occur to your body post-baby, wait at least 12 weeks postpartum until you begin running. In the meantime build a strong strengthening foundation so you can...

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5 Ways to Maximize your Return to Running Postpartum how to return to running postpartum mom runner pain with running postpartum postpartum running return to running postpartum

In 2019, I started reading books on a more frequent basis. I read a few books on running including “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall. If you identify as a runner, you would love it. Talk about the ultra-marathon of a century! Who was your favorite character? Somehow I gravitated...

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Pregnancy Workouts: How to Monitor your Symptoms & Why it is Important to Continue Physical Activity exercises for pregnancy fit pregnancy pregnancy fitness pregnancy guidelines

Learn more about how to monitor yourself while working out when pregnant, the research behind why it is safe for most women to continue to workout while pregnant, and what the American College of OBGYN recommends for weekly physical activity.

In my interactions with new mothers, I was surprised...

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Modifying your Workout During your Pregnancy: Safe and Effective Ways to Get Strong exercises for pregnancy fit pregnancy pregnancy fitness

Pregnancy is associated with significant anatomical, hormonal, metabolic, and cardio-pulmonary changes (1). Isn't it awesome that our bodies can adapt to these changes and as a result, create new life! Talking more and more to my clients or friends who are pregnant, we have discovered that there...

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3 Breathing Tips for Runners to Optimize Diaphragm Function & Run Faster breathing breathing tips return to running running runnning mom

Ah, breathing, a normal, autonomic function we do every day. While breathing is something we may not think about, things such as allergies or pollen can easily making breathing more difficult. With evolution and changes in the types of foods we ate as we grew, our bone structures have changed...

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5 Tips for Return to Running Postpartum postpartum fitness postpartum running returntorunning runnning mom

Are you ready to return to running?! The baby is here, your body is feeling better when moving around, and after the first few weeks postpartum you may be thinking, when is the right time for me to hit the trails again.

Taking care of yourself so you can take care of your newborn is an essential...

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