Pregnancy and childbirth exact an enormous toll on a woman’s body. It is transforming and beautiful, but when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs, the effects can be devastating.
I am a new mother, three times over. After each birth, I benefited enormously from physical therapy. I could not stand strong, fit, and wholly healed without it. Read more
Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, but it can be a highly stressful time as well. There are fluctuating hormone levels, weight gain, body changes, worry over how everything impacts the developing... Read more
Practicing yoga safely during pregnancy may seem like common sense, yet there is still misleading information circulating about the practice of certain styles of yoga while pregnant, in particular Hot Yoga. ... Read more
Diastasis: Close the Gap Commonly referred to as the "post-partum pooch," Diastasis—a separation of the abdominal muscles—affects a surprising number of people: research indicates that up to two thirds of... Read more
I love helping women prepare for childbirth—I really do. In fact, it made me want to consider becoming trained to be a doula a few years ago! Unfortunately, most of the women I have helped have either been... Read more
Being physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy during pregnancy is something that most women realize is important. As yoga becomes more popular and mainstream in our Western world, it is a... Read more
Most women have heard of postpartum depression, but prenatal depression is surprisingly common as well, affecting as many as 10 to 15 percent of women during pregnancy. Prenatal depression is a little... Read more