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  • K E E P I N G  I T  R E A L 
I’m so thrilled to have connected with @anniepfit. She’s a fellow new mama and keeps it real on insta. I think we can all agree how important that this! Thank you Annie 🙏
Check her out! And swipe to see a killer at home glute workout that’s good for pregnancy, postpartum or anytime. 
Also, Annie and I both nickname our baby girls Gigi. ❤️😍 It was destiny! 
#Repost @anniepfit ・・・
If you have a door in your house (which I pray you do lol) you can use these bands!
I did my first #postpartum glute workout and I’m so insanely sore I cringe every time I have to sit (missed that feeling)
Try this one yourself! Do 3 sets of 10 reps of one exercise before moving on to the next.
I stacked two bands for more resistance (it’s like adding weight) and they’re so practical and versatile you can literally use them anywhere.
I’ll keep the link to the bands in my bio if you wanna get them and will be posting more band workouts so stay tuuuuned!
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P.S. the last clip cracks me up every time. Sorry Gigi 😆
  • K E E P I N G I T R E A L
    I’m so thrilled to have connected with @anniepfit. She’s a fellow new mama and keeps it real on insta. I think we can all agree how important that this! Thank you Annie 🙏
    Check her out! And swipe to see a killer at home glute workout that’s good for pregnancy, postpartum or anytime.
    Also, Annie and I both nickname our baby girls Gigi. ❤️😍 It was destiny!
    #Repost @anniepfit ・・・
    If you have a door in your house (which I pray you do lol) you can use these bands!
    I did my first #postpartum glute workout and I’m so insanely sore I cringe every time I have to sit (missed that feeling)
    Try this one yourself! Do 3 sets of 10 reps of one exercise before moving on to the next.
    I stacked two bands for more resistance (it’s like adding weight) and they’re so practical and versatile you can literally use them anywhere.
    I’ll keep the link to the bands in my bio if you wanna get them and will be posting more band workouts so stay tuuuuned!
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    P.S. the last clip cracks me up every time. Sorry Gigi 😆
  • 641 19 2 December, 2018
  • Well, this is a body part that isn't supposed to be seeing the light of day! This first calf Holstein had an assisted delivery, not hard, but then she started pushing and out it came...that's when i got the phone call from dairy farm! Typically uterine prolapse in bovine is related to either some birthing trauma(causing discomfort pain and desire to strain)and/or low calcium levels, leading to a more flaccid uterus that is much more easily pushed out the back. For myself, after an epidural, i prefer getting the cow in a 'frogged position' which tips the pelvis forward, easing replacement. Once washed off and carefully replaced(easily perforated )and horns fully everted(this short-arm vet uses a 1L saline bottle as an extension to ease horn tips forward), then a Buhner suture is placed - a buried purse string - to help prevent reoccurrence. the bow tie ends are visible below bottom of vulva. Afterwards, she received a bottle of SQ calcium, oxytocin, then was up and ready to walk back to the pen with her new heifer calf! #prolapse #holstein #cowvet #vetlife #dairyfarm #vetstudent #vetschool #freshcow #emergency #messy #monday #vetmed #veterinarian #veterinarymedicine #vet #vetbr #vetsnobiety #vettech
  • Well, this is a body part that isn't supposed to be seeing the light of day! This first calf Holstein had an assisted delivery, not hard, but then she started pushing and out it came...that's when i got the phone call from dairy farm! Typically uterine prolapse in bovine is related to either some birthing trauma(causing discomfort pain and desire to strain)and/or low calcium levels, leading to a more flaccid uterus that is much more easily pushed out the back. For myself, after an epidural, i prefer getting the cow in a 'frogged position' which tips the pelvis forward, easing replacement. Once washed off and carefully replaced(easily perforated )and horns fully everted(this short-arm vet uses a 1L saline bottle as an extension to ease horn tips forward), then a Buhner suture is placed - a buried purse string - to help prevent reoccurrence. the bow tie ends are visible below bottom of vulva. Afterwards, she received a bottle of SQ calcium, oxytocin, then was up and ready to walk back to the pen with her new heifer calf! #prolapse #holstein #cowvet #vetlife #dairyfarm #vetstudent #vetschool #freshcow #emergency #messy   #monday #vetmed #veterinarian #veterinarymedicine #vet #vetbr #vetsnobiety #vettech
  • 857 121 16 January, 2018
  • • If you are pregnant, have your postpartum period, or have prolapse  and feel a super deep ache in your vagina, try this 👆🏼 • Lying on your back with your feet up the wall or on a couch helps decrease the pressure and blood flow in your vag, and the frozen peas are a pretty inexpensive ice pack to ease that swollen feeling • I absolutely LOVE this position, and at the end of a long day on my feet it gives me some relief down there 👇🏼 • Alrighty, now pass the peas, please 🙋🏻‍♀️
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 #pregnancy #pregnant #pregnancypain #pelvicpain #prolapse #pelvichealth #pelvicfloor #thevaginawhisperer #mywestelm #womenirl
  • • If you are pregnant, have your postpartum period, or have prolapse and feel a super deep ache in your vagina, try this 👆🏼 • Lying on your back with your feet up the wall or on a couch helps decrease the pressure and blood flow in your vag, and the frozen peas are a pretty inexpensive ice pack to ease that swollen feeling • I absolutely LOVE this position, and at the end of a long day on my feet it gives me some relief down there 👇🏼 • Alrighty, now pass the peas, please 🙋🏻‍♀️
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    #pregnancy #pregnant #pregnancypain #pelvicpain #prolapse #pelvichealth #pelvicfloor #thevaginawhisperer #mywestelm #womenirl
  • 1,090 114 25 June, 2018
  • 💃🏽🌸🙌🏼 WOW!!! I’m absolutely LOVING everyone’s feedback on my Pelvic Floor and Core Exercise Program! So we can continue to inspire more lovely ladies to begin the program I’d love for you to share your feedback below as well!! I’ll be choosing one lovely soul to have a Skype call with as well. Swipe across to read some wonderful feedback ...
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• improved SEXUAL SENSATION for both them and their partner.
• flattening of the stomach! That stubborn pouch.
• reducing back pain even for those who have undergone spinal surgery. 🙌🏼
• improving light bladder leakage.
• and building CONFIDENCE!!! 💃🏽
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🌸 I can’t tell you how happy it makes me knowing that I am helping thousands of women around the world become the best versions of themselves! 🙌🏼 Regardless of where you’re at along your health and fitness journey I want you to begin with feeling your absolute best from the INSIDE!! Start today beautiful friends! It only takes 8 minutes 3 times a week!!! You deserve it. 🌸💃🏽🙌🏼 .
#pelvicfloordysfunction #lightbladderleakage #sexualsensation #womenshealth #personaltrainer #backpain #spinalrehab #hernia #prolapse #homeworkouts #fitness
  • 💃🏽🌸🙌🏼 WOW!!! I’m absolutely LOVING everyone’s feedback on my Pelvic Floor and Core Exercise Program! So we can continue to inspire more lovely ladies to begin the program I’d love for you to share your feedback below as well!! I’ll be choosing one lovely soul to have a Skype call with as well. Swipe across to read some wonderful feedback ...
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    • improved SEXUAL SENSATION for both them and their partner.
    • flattening of the stomach! That stubborn pouch.
    • reducing back pain even for those who have undergone spinal surgery. 🙌🏼
    • improving light bladder leakage.
    • and building CONFIDENCE!!! 💃🏽
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    🌸 I can’t tell you how happy it makes me knowing that I am helping thousands of women around the world become the best versions of themselves! 🙌🏼 Regardless of where you’re at along your health and fitness journey I want you to begin with feeling your absolute best from the INSIDE!! Start today beautiful friends! It only takes 8 minutes 3 times a week!!! You deserve it. 🌸💃🏽🙌🏼 .
    #pelvicfloordysfunction #lightbladderleakage #sexualsensation #womenshealth #personaltrainer #backpain #spinalrehab #hernia #prolapse #homeworkouts #fitness
  • 1,778 85 15 July, 2018
  • Q U E E F I N G
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Queefing, or vaginal flatulence, is different than the gas released through the anus as a result of digestion. The sound might be similar, but queefing is the sound of trapped air in the vagina being released. The change in vaginal wall positioning (among other factors) can make those with POP more prone to queefing.
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Here’s an excerpt from a video where we discuss navigating the down dog position, a common movement where people can experience queefing.
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Try this:
💨 Starting in a hand and knees position, take a few breaths to check in with your pelvic floor. Let it yield on inhale, and feel the gentle recoil on exhale. We’re not just trying to squeeze everything to death here!
💨After building awareness in quadruped, start to work in a hover. This allows you to dial in your strategy when the pressure increases. Inhale first, then exhale, “close and lift”, and elevate the knees. This lessens the opportunity for air to enter the vagina.
💨Some feel best to keep their exhale going during the entire hover, others feel best starting their next inhale while still elevated.
💨When you’ve dialed that in, you’re ready to try a down dog! Use the same strategy as the hover, exhaling and elevating your PF and your hips. Maintain the exhale throughout the rep, or initiate your inhale on descent. Practice short reps first, then work on staying in your down dog position (where you’ll have to complete more inhales and exhales, of course!).
💨It can take some time to coordinate so don’t give up if you’re having trouble!
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⭐️Some might find it beneficial to change/narrow the width of their stance.
⭐️A larger introitus may make it more challenging.
⭐️Your success will increase as your pelvic floor strength does!
⭐️If you’re not having success with strategy modifications, a space-occupying pessary could help.
⭐️Challenge the idea that you should be embarrassed by queefing! Don’t let it stop you from doing what you love to do.
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Try these tips out, and let us know how it goes!
  • Q U E E F I N G
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    Queefing, or vaginal flatulence, is different than the gas released through the anus as a result of digestion. The sound might be similar, but queefing is the sound of trapped air in the vagina being released. The change in vaginal wall positioning (among other factors) can make those with POP more prone to queefing.
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    Here’s an excerpt from a video where we discuss navigating the down dog position, a common movement where people can experience queefing.
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    Try this:
    💨 Starting in a hand and knees position, take a few breaths to check in with your pelvic floor. Let it yield on inhale, and feel the gentle recoil on exhale. We’re not just trying to squeeze everything to death here!
    💨After building awareness in quadruped, start to work in a hover. This allows you to dial in your strategy when the pressure increases. Inhale first, then exhale, “close and lift”, and elevate the knees. This lessens the opportunity for air to enter the vagina.
    💨Some feel best to keep their exhale going during the entire hover, others feel best starting their next inhale while still elevated.
    💨When you’ve dialed that in, you’re ready to try a down dog! Use the same strategy as the hover, exhaling and elevating your PF and your hips. Maintain the exhale throughout the rep, or initiate your inhale on descent. Practice short reps first, then work on staying in your down dog position (where you’ll have to complete more inhales and exhales, of course!).
    💨It can take some time to coordinate so don’t give up if you’re having trouble!
    .
    ⭐️Some might find it beneficial to change/narrow the width of their stance.
    ⭐️A larger introitus may make it more challenging.
    ⭐️Your success will increase as your pelvic floor strength does!
    ⭐️If you’re not having success with strategy modifications, a space-occupying pessary could help.
    ⭐️Challenge the idea that you should be embarrassed by queefing! Don’t let it stop you from doing what you love to do.
    .
    Try these tips out, and let us know how it goes!
  • 144 20 4 November, 2018
  • THE PELVIC FLOOR ✨
📢 Let’s talk about it.  As a physiotherapist, I was alarmed at the lack of information and resources for women as they go through pregnancy & postpartum.  Specifically, there seemed to be this taboo around asking questions or asking for help regarding pelvic floor issues.  So today is the day!  Ask away! #pelvicfloor #physio #womenshealth #supportleggings #prolapse #incontinence #physicaltherapist
  • THE PELVIC FLOOR ✨
    📢 Let’s talk about it. As a physiotherapist, I was alarmed at the lack of information and resources for women as they go through pregnancy & postpartum. Specifically, there seemed to be this taboo around asking questions or asking for help regarding pelvic floor issues. So today is the day! Ask away! #pelvicfloor #physio #womenshealth #supportleggings #prolapse #incontinence #physicaltherapist
  • 932 104 15 August, 2018
  • This sweet and sad boy is Hubert. The shelter has been asking rescues to help him for well over a week. He came in surrendered by his owner with an anal prolapse. He also tested positive for whip worms  and roundworms and the poor guy has giardia too. He is so uncomfortable and really struggling 
Hubert needs immediate help. He’s sweet and needs to get that prolapsed anus squared away. We are sending him to the hospital, this boy deserves good medical care. 
Please consider donating to Hubert today at nycsecondchancerescue.org/donate

Or venmo nycsecondchancerescue 
Or link in bio

#prolapse #becausetheymatter #nycscr #adoptdontshop #help #rescueismyfavoritebreed #pitbullsofinstagram
  • This sweet and sad boy is Hubert. The shelter has been asking rescues to help him for well over a week. He came in surrendered by his owner with an anal prolapse. He also tested positive for whip worms and roundworms and the poor guy has giardia too. He is so uncomfortable and really struggling
    Hubert needs immediate help. He’s sweet and needs to get that prolapsed anus squared away. We are sending him to the hospital, this boy deserves good medical care.
    Please consider donating to Hubert today at nycsecondchancerescue.org/donate

    Or venmo nycsecondchancerescue
    Or link in bio

    #prolapse #becausetheymatter #nycscr #adoptdontshop #help #rescueismyfavoritebreed #pitbullsofinstagram
  • 2,264 156 15 January, 2019

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  • M O T H E R H O O D // It can be a sh$t show sometimes! Ups and down, ins and outs! One minute you think you are doing a great job, the next you world is being turned upside down...Sadie is teething right now so my world is upside down...it’s a good thing she is cute or I might be throwing her out on her own lol {just kidding, don’t call protective services lol}
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It’s easy to forget the good times when you are having a rough time, so this is a reminder to you that YOU ARE AMAZING, YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!
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When it comes to motherhood we are our toughest critics, but cut yourself some slack! Sleep and feed your soul with what it needs during the tough times! I am here for you!
  • M O T H E R H O O D // It can be a sh$t show sometimes! Ups and down, ins and outs! One minute you think you are doing a great job, the next you world is being turned upside down...Sadie is teething right now so my world is upside down...it’s a good thing she is cute or I might be throwing her out on her own lol {just kidding, don’t call protective services lol}
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    It’s easy to forget the good times when you are having a rough time, so this is a reminder to you that YOU ARE AMAZING, YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB!
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    When it comes to motherhood we are our toughest critics, but cut yourself some slack! Sleep and feed your soul with what it needs during the tough times! I am here for you!
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  • Wednesday... something motivating... 😁
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But really, your life is your story. Write well, Edit often.
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  • 14 2 32 minutes ago
  • How can you check in on a new mom?

Since my recent blog post, I’ve had several people tell me they wish they’d known I was struggling during the early postpartum weeks. The truth is, even when friends did check in on me, our conversations rarely led to hard topics like prolapse and postpartum depression. Most people asked me how breastfeeding was going (great), how much sleep I was getting (not a lot, but what new mom does?), how is Noela (awesome), and how was life with three kids (very sweet, the boys love their little sister). These are all great questions, but they are the questions new moms are asked over and over again. I’ve asked them, too. They’re easy. 
After Noela was born, I wanted someone to ask me the tough questions. I wanted friends and family to know what I was going through so they could support me. It happens that you can’t just work into a conversation stuff like, “Hey, you know my insides feel like they are falling out. Would you mind going to the grocery store for me?” I wanted someone to ask:
How are you healing? (Not well, actually this recovery has been rough...)
How are you feeling? (Pretty lousy. I can’t do the basic things I want to do...)
What do you need? (Help with meals or even just a grocery run would be great, since I can’t do those things right now ...) What especially stood out to me was that nobody asked me how I was healing— and I realized how rarely the “h” word is used after childbirth. You certainly would bring up healing after a major medical procedure or injury. Why is childbirth any different? 
When we act as if baby just slipped out and nothing ever happened, it makes the emotional toll even greater on a new mom who’s struggling with physical challenges.

The next time you have the chance to talk to a new mom, consider asking these questions. You could be the one person who helps her open up and feel supported.

#newmom #fourthtrimester #postpartumdepression #pelvicfloor #prolapse #childbirth #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumhealing
  • How can you check in on a new mom?

    Since my recent blog post, I’ve had several people tell me they wish they’d known I was struggling during the early postpartum weeks. The truth is, even when friends did check in on me, our conversations rarely led to hard topics like prolapse and postpartum depression. Most people asked me how breastfeeding was going (great), how much sleep I was getting (not a lot, but what new mom does?), how is Noela (awesome), and how was life with three kids (very sweet, the boys love their little sister). These are all great questions, but they are the questions new moms are asked over and over again. I’ve asked them, too. They’re easy.
    After Noela was born, I wanted someone to ask me the tough questions. I wanted friends and family to know what I was going through so they could support me. It happens that you can’t just work into a conversation stuff like, “Hey, you know my insides feel like they are falling out. Would you mind going to the grocery store for me?” I wanted someone to ask:
    How are you healing? (Not well, actually this recovery has been rough...)
    How are you feeling? (Pretty lousy. I can’t do the basic things I want to do...)
    What do you need? (Help with meals or even just a grocery run would be great, since I can’t do those things right now ...) What especially stood out to me was that nobody asked me how I was healing— and I realized how rarely the “h” word is used after childbirth. You certainly would bring up healing after a major medical procedure or injury. Why is childbirth any different?
    When we act as if baby just slipped out and nothing ever happened, it makes the emotional toll even greater on a new mom who’s struggling with physical challenges.

    The next time you have the chance to talk to a new mom, consider asking these questions. You could be the one person who helps her open up and feel supported.

    #newmom #fourthtrimester #postpartumdepression #pelvicfloor #prolapse #childbirth #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumhealing
  • 11 0 51 minutes ago
  • I repeat, “pain should not be the first indication that things need to change.”
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Yes this may happen and that’s ok, however there is better advice out there than “listen to your body” and “do what you’ve always done” when it comes to exercise during pregnancy and postpartum. The onset of pain or dysfunction shouldn’t be our first sign that we should probably make some changes to our exercise routine.🏋🏽‍♀️🤽🏻‍♀️
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Exercise & movement during pregnancy and postpartum shouldn’t be something that is feared, however if it wasn’t already pretty obvious the body goes through a ton of structural changes and some not so obvious hormonal, emotional and mental changes too. 🤰🏾🤱🏼
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A guiding principle of HER Coach is to bridge the gap in knowledge regarding this chapter of athleticism. To help you make the most informed choices when it comes to your exercise plan. You have not failed because you’ve reached a point of pain, this isn’t suppose to make you feel guilty in the slightest. I’ve been there! 🙋🏼‍♀️
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I want women to understand that there is more information out there and that being informed and aware is our greatest advantage. It doesn’t mean we are in the clear for any dysfunction but it can greatly improve our strategies to help manage and heal in our unique journey into motherhood.💕
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#proactivevsreactive #hercoach #kineticallywholepregnancy #diastasisrecti #prolapse #urinaryincontinence #exerciseduringpregnancy #postpartumexercise #pregnantandpostpartumathleticism #pregnantandpostpartumathlete
  • I repeat, “pain should not be the first indication that things need to change.”
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    Yes this may happen and that’s ok, however there is better advice out there than “listen to your body” and “do what you’ve always done” when it comes to exercise during pregnancy and postpartum. The onset of pain or dysfunction shouldn’t be our first sign that we should probably make some changes to our exercise routine.🏋🏽‍♀️🤽🏻‍♀️
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    Exercise & movement during pregnancy and postpartum shouldn’t be something that is feared, however if it wasn’t already pretty obvious the body goes through a ton of structural changes and some not so obvious hormonal, emotional and mental changes too. 🤰🏾🤱🏼
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    A guiding principle of HER Coach is to bridge the gap in knowledge regarding this chapter of athleticism. To help you make the most informed choices when it comes to your exercise plan. You have not failed because you’ve reached a point of pain, this isn’t suppose to make you feel guilty in the slightest. I’ve been there! 🙋🏼‍♀️
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    I want women to understand that there is more information out there and that being informed and aware is our greatest advantage. It doesn’t mean we are in the clear for any dysfunction but it can greatly improve our strategies to help manage and heal in our unique journey into motherhood.💕
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    #proactivevsreactive #hercoach #kineticallywholepregnancy #diastasisrecti #prolapse #urinaryincontinence #exerciseduringpregnancy #postpartumexercise #pregnantandpostpartumathleticism #pregnantandpostpartumathlete
  • 15 1 3 hours ago
  • We love this! Rebuilding a foundation and building hope along the way. Are you managing POP? There’s a lot of help out there (PFPT, @popuplift @haleyshevener, P&PA coach).
💙💙💙#Repost @laurenbrownfitness
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Today’s workout was build to a heavy set of 3 deadlifts. I was SO happy with 190lbs, with no symptoms of my #prolapse. This felt heavier than it looks, and I never thought that I would be back at this point to heavy deadlifts. I almost believe that it was easier than any set of 3 at this weight prior to pregnancy. Before I would have 100% been holding my breath, and I now feel like my core is getting stronger than ever because of everything I’ve learned. Thanks to @brianna.battles and @haleyshevener, I’ve been able to trust the process of re-building a foundation, and also to be hopeful that I can return to movement that I enjoy. 
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There was a time when bodyweight goodmornings were symptomatic for me. Finding the right breathing strategy and working with a pelvic floor physiotherapist were essential for my re-hab postpartum. Every woman’s journey will be different, but I wanted to share a positive story, when pelvic floor issues can feel so discouraging at times. 
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With the Crossfit open coming up, it’s important for me to remind myself I am not invincible, and that scaling and movement substitutions will be required. I know the work that I’ve done so far, and will stay within those boundaries.  Looking forward to seeing all of the modification contributions from the @pregnant.postpartum.athlete coaches. As a start, check out @coach_mama_katejohnson, @coach.kerri.grace and @efeltonfitness for guidance if you’re looking for it!
#postpartumfitness #ygkmom #ygkfitness #pregnancyandpostpartumathleticism
  • We love this! Rebuilding a foundation and building hope along the way. Are you managing POP? There’s a lot of help out there (PFPT, @popuplift @haleyshevener, P&PA coach).
    💙💙💙 #Repost @laurenbrownfitness
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    Today’s workout was build to a heavy set of 3 deadlifts. I was SO happy with 190lbs, with no symptoms of my #prolapse . This felt heavier than it looks, and I never thought that I would be back at this point to heavy deadlifts. I almost believe that it was easier than any set of 3 at this weight prior to pregnancy. Before I would have 100% been holding my breath, and I now feel like my core is getting stronger than ever because of everything I’ve learned. Thanks to @brianna.battles and @haleyshevener, I’ve been able to trust the process of re-building a foundation, and also to be hopeful that I can return to movement that I enjoy.
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    There was a time when bodyweight goodmornings were symptomatic for me. Finding the right breathing strategy and working with a pelvic floor physiotherapist were essential for my re-hab postpartum. Every woman’s journey will be different, but I wanted to share a positive story, when pelvic floor issues can feel so discouraging at times.
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    With the Crossfit open coming up, it’s important for me to remind myself I am not invincible, and that scaling and movement substitutions will be required. I know the work that I’ve done so far, and will stay within those boundaries. Looking forward to seeing all of the modification contributions from the @pregnant.postpartum.athlete coaches. As a start, check out @coach_mama_katejohnson, @coach.kerri.grace and @efeltonfitness for guidance if you’re looking for it!
    #postpartumfitness #ygkmom #ygkfitness #pregnancyandpostpartumathleticism
  • 25 2 3 hours ago
  • I have been practicing hypopressives for 4 months now (along with running & strength training) and I can feel the benefits! My #prolapse symptoms are better, my breath is deeper and more connected, and it helps me with stress relief! Now, what mom doesn’t  want that! 🤣
  • I have been practicing hypopressives for 4 months now (along with running & strength training) and I can feel the benefits! My #prolapse symptoms are better, my breath is deeper and more connected, and it helps me with stress relief! Now, what mom doesn’t want that! 🤣
  • 9 1 3 hours ago
  • Love listening to this podcast about Pelvic Health. .
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This episode highlights how so much of medicine and research is from male studies. As women we have to advocate for our health and more research in female populations because we are SO DIFFERENT from males. .
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Menstrual cycle (teens), pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breast feeding, menopause (50’s). These are all life changing steps through a females life and cookie cutter, one size fits all medical treatment just doesn’t work for us. .
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Women ...let’s keep pushing to better understand our beautiful female bodies!
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https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pelvic-health-podcast/id1022705760?mt=2&i=1000429909779
  • Love listening to this podcast about Pelvic Health. .
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    This episode highlights how so much of medicine and research is from male studies. As women we have to advocate for our health and more research in female populations because we are SO DIFFERENT from males. .
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    Menstrual cycle (teens), pregnancy, birth, postpartum, breast feeding, menopause (50’s). These are all life changing steps through a females life and cookie cutter, one size fits all medical treatment just doesn’t work for us. .
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    Women ...let’s keep pushing to better understand our beautiful female bodies!
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    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-pelvic-health-podcast/id1022705760?mt=2&i=1000429909779
  • 14 2 4 hours ago
  • Will you prolapse if you do heavy weight training, run, perform high impact activities or participate in sport?

Nobody knows the answer. These activities can increase your risk of prolapse but whether you will or will not prolapse as a direct result of them is unpredictable.

Polishing your training technique and breathing and being pelvic floor conscious will most likely to improve your chances for not prolapsing but even these aspects can not give you a long-term guarantee for not doing so. Nothing and nobody can give you that reassurance.

Why? Because, we don’t know the long-term accumulative power of the repeated pelvic base impact these activities create, especially in combination with other elements like a traumatic childbirth, constipation, hormonal changes, natural weakening and a predisposition due to family history of prolapsing women.

Are the benefits of what you do, and how you do it, outweigh the risks? This is the million-dollar question you must ask yourself when YOU decide on the type, intensity and duration of your exercise. If the benefits are winning, then knock yourself out and enjoy full-hearted what you do, without fear and without doubts. Renew this contract with yourself periodically when what feels right changes.

PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES AND EVERYDAY PROTECTIVE STRATEGIES WILL STRENGTHEN HOW MUCH YOUR PELVIC FLOOR CAN WITHSTAND. So, they are a worthwhile investment for the physically active. If you are ready to learn to exercise your pelvic floor muscles beyond what you already know visit my website. Link in bio. 
#discreetlyfit #prolapse #bladdercontrol #pelvicfloor #pelvicfloorexercises #kegels #kegelexercises #womenshealth #pelvichealth #bootcamp #womensfitness #pelvicfloordysfunction #womenshealth
  • Will you prolapse if you do heavy weight training, run, perform high impact activities or participate in sport?

    Nobody knows the answer. These activities can increase your risk of prolapse but whether you will or will not prolapse as a direct result of them is unpredictable.

    Polishing your training technique and breathing and being pelvic floor conscious will most likely to improve your chances for not prolapsing but even these aspects can not give you a long-term guarantee for not doing so. Nothing and nobody can give you that reassurance.

    Why? Because, we don’t know the long-term accumulative power of the repeated pelvic base impact these activities create, especially in combination with other elements like a traumatic childbirth, constipation, hormonal changes, natural weakening and a predisposition due to family history of prolapsing women.

    Are the benefits of what you do, and how you do it, outweigh the risks? This is the million-dollar question you must ask yourself when YOU decide on the type, intensity and duration of your exercise. If the benefits are winning, then knock yourself out and enjoy full-hearted what you do, without fear and without doubts. Renew this contract with yourself periodically when what feels right changes.

    PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES AND EVERYDAY PROTECTIVE STRATEGIES WILL STRENGTHEN HOW MUCH YOUR PELVIC FLOOR CAN WITHSTAND. So, they are a worthwhile investment for the physically active. If you are ready to learn to exercise your pelvic floor muscles beyond what you already know visit my website. Link in bio.
    #discreetlyfit #prolapse #bladdercontrol #pelvicfloor #pelvicfloorexercises #kegels #kegelexercises #womenshealth #pelvichealth #bootcamp #womensfitness #pelvicfloordysfunction #womenshealth
  • 31 6 8 hours ago
  • I get you Britney 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
  • I get you Britney 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
  • 47 3 12 hours ago
  • P R E G N A N C Y🤰🏼& R U N N I N G 🏃🏼‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Should you or shouldn’t you? I’m not going to be a stick in the mud and say no you can’t, especially if you love to run. I often say ‘everyone is different’ and ‘listen to your body’... although that doesn’t answer the burning question. Can you run? So I’m going to throw a few questions back at you:
❓Do you run regularly •
No = maybe now is not a good time to start. Yes = you are likely to adapt to the changes of your body better.
❓Have you been cleared by your Doc •
No = best listen to the experts and ask yourself: what is the risk vs gain?
Yes = Great, now you need to know the signs and symptoms of when to stop.
❓Do you know what to look out for when running while pregnant •
No = read on!
•
> Be aware of: bladder leakage, this can be when you run or even cough or sneeze.
> Heaviness, dragging in your pelvic region.
> Low back or knee pain.
> Bulging in your tummy.
•⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗️Look after your pelvic floor, see a women’s health physio who can assess you and then you can make an informed choice with what YOU decide based on having sound knowledge. Keeping your fitness levels maintained throughout your pregnancy rather than trying to gain anything is something to consider, where you can opt for lower impact exercises, caring for your inner unit. Need suggestions, hit us up 💜
  • P R E G N A N C Y🤰🏼& R U N N I N G 🏃🏼‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Should you or shouldn’t you? I’m not going to be a stick in the mud and say no you can’t, especially if you love to run. I often say ‘everyone is different’ and ‘listen to your body’... although that doesn’t answer the burning question. Can you run? So I’m going to throw a few questions back at you:
    ❓Do you run regularly •
    No = maybe now is not a good time to start. Yes = you are likely to adapt to the changes of your body better.
    ❓Have you been cleared by your Doc •
    No = best listen to the experts and ask yourself: what is the risk vs gain?
    Yes = Great, now you need to know the signs and symptoms of when to stop.
    ❓Do you know what to look out for when running while pregnant •
    No = read on!

    > Be aware of: bladder leakage, this can be when you run or even cough or sneeze.
    > Heaviness, dragging in your pelvic region.
    > Low back or knee pain.
    > Bulging in your tummy.
    •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    ❗️Look after your pelvic floor, see a women’s health physio who can assess you and then you can make an informed choice with what YOU decide based on having sound knowledge. Keeping your fitness levels maintained throughout your pregnancy rather than trying to gain anything is something to consider, where you can opt for lower impact exercises, caring for your inner unit. Need suggestions, hit us up 💜
  • 34 3 13 hours ago
  • Today’s workout was build to a heavy set of 3 deadlifts. I was SO happy with 190lbs, with no symptoms of my #prolapse. This felt heavier than it looks, and I never thought that I would be back at this point to heavy deadlifts. I almost believe that it was easier than any set of 3 at this weight prior to pregnancy. Before I would have 100% been holding my breath, and I now feel like my core is getting stronger than ever because of everything I’ve learned. Thanks to @brianna.battles and @haleyshevener, I’ve been able to trust the process of re-building a foundation, and also to be hopeful that I can return to movement that I enjoy. 
#
There was a time when bodyweight goodmornings were symptomatic for me. Finding the right breathing strategy and working with a pelvic floor physiotherapist were essential for my re-hab postpartum. Every woman’s journey will be different, but I wanted to share a positive story, when pelvic floor issues can feel so discouraging at times. 
# 
With the Crossfit open coming up, it’s important for me to remind myself I am not invincible, and that scaling and movement substitutions will be required. I know the work that I’ve done so far, and will stay within those boundaries.  Looking forward to seeing all of the modification contributions from the @pregnant.postpartum.athlete coaches. As a start, check out @coach_mama_katejohnson, @coach.kerri.grace and @efeltonfitness for guidance if you’re looking for it!
#postpartumfitness #ygkmom #ygkfitness #pregnancyandpostpartumathleticism
  • Today’s workout was build to a heavy set of 3 deadlifts. I was SO happy with 190lbs, with no symptoms of my #prolapse . This felt heavier than it looks, and I never thought that I would be back at this point to heavy deadlifts. I almost believe that it was easier than any set of 3 at this weight prior to pregnancy. Before I would have 100% been holding my breath, and I now feel like my core is getting stronger than ever because of everything I’ve learned. Thanks to @brianna.battles and @haleyshevener, I’ve been able to trust the process of re-building a foundation, and also to be hopeful that I can return to movement that I enjoy.
    #
    There was a time when bodyweight goodmornings were symptomatic for me. Finding the right breathing strategy and working with a pelvic floor physiotherapist were essential for my re-hab postpartum. Every woman’s journey will be different, but I wanted to share a positive story, when pelvic floor issues can feel so discouraging at times.
    #
    With the Crossfit open coming up, it’s important for me to remind myself I am not invincible, and that scaling and movement substitutions will be required. I know the work that I’ve done so far, and will stay within those boundaries. Looking forward to seeing all of the modification contributions from the @pregnant.postpartum.athlete coaches. As a start, check out @coach_mama_katejohnson, @coach.kerri.grace and @efeltonfitness for guidance if you’re looking for it!
    #postpartumfitness #ygkmom #ygkfitness #pregnancyandpostpartumathleticism
  • 34 7 16 hours ago
  • Working mum life at 10pm.
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Because that’s when it’s quiet.
.
This was me last night finally getting some work in. 
After having both the kids all day and my tiny one refusing to go to sleep at all I managed to finally sit down with a wine and the lap top sometime when the moon was shining high. Completely ignoring all other tasks off course. 😆
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I seriously can’t wait to finally kick off these core/pelvic floor workshops. This is something I am extremely passionate about and have been working hard to gain as much knowledge as I possibly can. I’ve been learning from THE BEST to bring an abundance of information through theory & practice to you!
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Thank you for your patience as I get a lot of pm’s about when these workshops will be coming. I will be releasing dates in the upcoming weeks. (Fingers crossed).
  • Working mum life at 10pm.
    .
    Because that’s when it’s quiet.
    .
    This was me last night finally getting some work in.
    After having both the kids all day and my tiny one refusing to go to sleep at all I managed to finally sit down with a wine and the lap top sometime when the moon was shining high. Completely ignoring all other tasks off course. 😆
    .
    I seriously can’t wait to finally kick off these core/pelvic floor workshops. This is something I am extremely passionate about and have been working hard to gain as much knowledge as I possibly can. I’ve been learning from THE BEST to bring an abundance of information through theory & practice to you!
    .
    Thank you for your patience as I get a lot of pm’s about when these workshops will be coming. I will be releasing dates in the upcoming weeks. (Fingers crossed).
  • 39 5 16 hours ago
  • If you train women over 50% of them have some degree of pelvic organs prolapse and many don't even know.

Of they knew they may choose to move differently or choose different exercises.

Fitness professionals play a key role in screening  but like women need to know about their pelvic floor, trainers needs to know about it too!

Come learn with us!

#pelvicfloor
##diastasisrecti 
#womenahealthandfitness 
#prolapse 
#incontinence

Posted @withrepost • @vaginacoach PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

Here is a quick visual about pelvic organ prolapse and why I recommend every women see a pelvic floor physiotherapist annually even if there are no symptoms.

Identifying prolapse at an early stage puts you in a position of power.  Power to prevent it from getting worse and potentially even reversing it!  I reversed a grade 2 uterine prolapse with awareness and hypopressives and I see my pelvic floor physio once or twice a year.

I went through some hormone challenges and constipation which contributes to the development of a prolapse.  I had no symptoms until one day...sex hurt...it felt like he hit something.  Off to the physio (I was nearing my annual check but went right away) and she felt my uterus was down.

Symptoms of prolapse can be back pain, heaviness, feeling like you need to pee all the time, difficulty emptying the bladder or rectum, feeling like there is something inside the vagina, pain with penetration, difficulty inserting a tampon or tampons get pushed out.

Get assessed and do it annually.

I am so grateful for my physio and my education and my committment to pelvic floor health.  It put me in a position of power ...I knew what to do. (I also began paying more attention to my hormonal imbalances). #themoreyouknow
#pelvicfloorevangelist 
#pelvicfloor
#prolapse
#womenshealthandfitness 
#pelvicfloorphysicaltherapy 
#lightbladderleakageisnotjustpartofbeingawoman 
#hypopressives 
#lowpressurefitness
  • If you train women over 50% of them have some degree of pelvic organs prolapse and many don't even know.

    Of they knew they may choose to move differently or choose different exercises.

    Fitness professionals play a key role in screening but like women need to know about their pelvic floor, trainers needs to know about it too!

    Come learn with us!

    #pelvicfloor
    # #diastasisrecti
    #womenahealthandfitness
    #prolapse
    #incontinence

    Posted @withrepost@vaginacoach PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

    Here is a quick visual about pelvic organ prolapse and why I recommend every women see a pelvic floor physiotherapist annually even if there are no symptoms.

    Identifying prolapse at an early stage puts you in a position of power. Power to prevent it from getting worse and potentially even reversing it! I reversed a grade 2 uterine prolapse with awareness and hypopressives and I see my pelvic floor physio once or twice a year.

    I went through some hormone challenges and constipation which contributes to the development of a prolapse. I had no symptoms until one day...sex hurt...it felt like he hit something. Off to the physio (I was nearing my annual check but went right away) and she felt my uterus was down.

    Symptoms of prolapse can be back pain, heaviness, feeling like you need to pee all the time, difficulty emptying the bladder or rectum, feeling like there is something inside the vagina, pain with penetration, difficulty inserting a tampon or tampons get pushed out.

    Get assessed and do it annually.

    I am so grateful for my physio and my education and my committment to pelvic floor health. It put me in a position of power ...I knew what to do. (I also began paying more attention to my hormonal imbalances). #themoreyouknow
    #pelvicfloorevangelist
    #pelvicfloor
    #prolapse
    #womenshealthandfitness
    #pelvicfloorphysicaltherapy
    #lightbladderleakageisnotjustpartofbeingawoman
    #hypopressives
    #lowpressurefitness
  • 63 0 17 hours ago
  • Hey you!!! Yeah you...
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I know you’re curious. You’ve been wondering what it is that I’m doing. Think oh here she goes again, another networking thing. I know, I get it. But why don’t we have a conversation first before you jump to the altar 😁. Just saying I’m in the business of designing your own life. What business are you in?
  • Hey you!!! Yeah you...
    .
    I know you’re curious. You’ve been wondering what it is that I’m doing. Think oh here she goes again, another networking thing. I know, I get it. But why don’t we have a conversation first before you jump to the altar 😁. Just saying I’m in the business of designing your own life. What business are you in?
  • 49 2 18 hours ago
  • Ok ladies, here are the official dates/times for my upcoming workshop! We will start March 5th and meet every Tuesday & Thursday from 11am-noon the month of March. The cost will be just $207 for members and $227 for non-members. I would LOVE have you join me ❤️. This workshop is intended for POSTPARTUM , CURRENTLY PREGNANT and even prenatal women (Women YEAH!!). I so wish I would’ve been able to go to something like this BEFORE I was pregnant, WHILE I was pregnant and of course POSTPARTUM. Which is why I’m so excited to offer this! We will learn, grow & workout together! So much valuable information will be given on how to safely & effectively workout (and heal for those of us postpartum) while pregnant and postpartum. This workshop will cap at 12 students so be sure to go to @awakenstudios to sign up! Childcare will be provided, and will also need to be reserved as well. Just to answer a few questions that have already come up... Question #1: Is this workshop Pilates based? Yes and no! We will be applying MANY Pilates tools & exercises (we will be on the reformer the last half of the workshop 😉), and also many non Pilates exercises! Question #2: What if I’m many years postpartum, is this a workshop for me? Yes it’s for ALL postpartum women! Many of us have postpartum issues (pelvic floor issues, leaking, diastasis recti) that have never been resolved, and let me tell you girls it’s never too late to fix them ❤️. Please let me know any more questions you have below! And be sure to tag anyone you think would benefit from this workshop 😘
  • Ok ladies, here are the official dates/times for my upcoming workshop! We will start March 5th and meet every Tuesday & Thursday from 11am-noon the month of March. The cost will be just $207 for members and $227 for non-members. I would LOVE have you join me ❤️. This workshop is intended for POSTPARTUM , CURRENTLY PREGNANT and even prenatal women (Women YEAH!!). I so wish I would’ve been able to go to something like this BEFORE I was pregnant, WHILE I was pregnant and of course POSTPARTUM. Which is why I’m so excited to offer this! We will learn, grow & workout together! So much valuable information will be given on how to safely & effectively workout (and heal for those of us postpartum) while pregnant and postpartum. This workshop will cap at 12 students so be sure to go to @awakenstudios to sign up! Childcare will be provided, and will also need to be reserved as well. Just to answer a few questions that have already come up... Question #1 : Is this workshop Pilates based? Yes and no! We will be applying MANY Pilates tools & exercises (we will be on the reformer the last half of the workshop 😉), and also many non Pilates exercises! Question #2 : What if I’m many years postpartum, is this a workshop for me? Yes it’s for ALL postpartum women! Many of us have postpartum issues (pelvic floor issues, leaking, diastasis recti) that have never been resolved, and let me tell you girls it’s never too late to fix them ❤️. Please let me know any more questions you have below! And be sure to tag anyone you think would benefit from this workshop 😘
  • 84 6 20 hours ago
  • An incredible story from one of our members @michellelevings 💥
・・・
"So are you going to have another child?"
A casual throw away question that I sometimes struggle to answer.

So, I literally got 24hrs notice to do the Eurovision gig a few weeks back, to be filmed singing back up vocals on screens behind @katemillerheidke (!!!! Crazy) and when I was trying to learn the song driving down the coast, I kept breaking down, because this song is about her recovering from PND. It resonates so deeply with me because of the traumatic time I had having my first child, hemorrhaging and almost dying twice, and the long painful recovery and rebuilding of myself. I finally found the courage to try again last year, after having a back operation and joining a support group @birthtrauma.org.au to mentally try to reconcile everything. We celebrated a pregancy only to find out it wasn’t viable after a few weeks. Eventually I found out I had a diagnosis of complete molar pregnancy or gestational trophoblastic disease, a rare disease where the cells can grow back as tumors and you could face chemotherapy treatment. I’ve had 16 blood tests in the last 4 months and ended up in hospital for a week in agony just before Christmas after I tore a ligament in my hip because the pregnancy hormones loosened up my ligaments and made everything unstable. I still have to get blood tests until July.

So for 2019 I totally surrended to not having another child, and reignited my dream to create music and explore the world, both inwardly and outwardly. With some advice and support from my husband I started working with an amazing teacher @emmadeanmusic who knew KMH who referred me for the last minute Eurovision opportunity. It’s crazy the way the universe works when you surrender.

Facing the real possibly of getting cancer and having chemo treatment forced me reevaluate my life and do the things I personally think important. I’m trying to stand in my truth more and listen to myself and honour my dreams of  creating music, traveling  and accepting, loving and spending time with the family and friends I have now. That is why I am grateful for this opportunity, it’s shown me I am on the right path.
  • An incredible story from one of our members @michellelevings 💥
    ・・・
    "So are you going to have another child?"
    A casual throw away question that I sometimes struggle to answer.

    So, I literally got 24hrs notice to do the Eurovision gig a few weeks back, to be filmed singing back up vocals on screens behind @katemillerheidke (!!!! Crazy) and when I was trying to learn the song driving down the coast, I kept breaking down, because this song is about her recovering from PND. It resonates so deeply with me because of the traumatic time I had having my first child, hemorrhaging and almost dying twice, and the long painful recovery and rebuilding of myself. I finally found the courage to try again last year, after having a back operation and joining a support group @birthtrauma.org.au to mentally try to reconcile everything. We celebrated a pregancy only to find out it wasn’t viable after a few weeks. Eventually I found out I had a diagnosis of complete molar pregnancy or gestational trophoblastic disease, a rare disease where the cells can grow back as tumors and you could face chemotherapy treatment. I’ve had 16 blood tests in the last 4 months and ended up in hospital for a week in agony just before Christmas after I tore a ligament in my hip because the pregnancy hormones loosened up my ligaments and made everything unstable. I still have to get blood tests until July.

    So for 2019 I totally surrended to not having another child, and reignited my dream to create music and explore the world, both inwardly and outwardly. With some advice and support from my husband I started working with an amazing teacher @emmadeanmusic who knew KMH who referred me for the last minute Eurovision opportunity. It’s crazy the way the universe works when you surrender.

    Facing the real possibly of getting cancer and having chemo treatment forced me reevaluate my life and do the things I personally think important. I’m trying to stand in my truth more and listen to myself and honour my dreams of creating music, traveling and accepting, loving and spending time with the family and friends I have now. That is why I am grateful for this opportunity, it’s shown me I am on the right path.
  • 43 3 22 hours ago
  • Today, in my group coaching, Momma Strong, we started working on the pull-up.  And can you please give Kayleigh a round of applause. She worked extremely hard today. So hard, she forgot her purse and had to cone back! 🙌🙌
#
If a pull-up is your end goal, you may need to start with the basics after having a baby. Frustrating, I know. However, the pull-up is a full body movement that requires you to maintain tension. Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve been focusing in core and pelvic floor retraining in addition to strengthening the entire body. 
#
When training a pull-up postpartum, it’s important to make sure the abdominal wall, the TVA and the linea alba can manage the work load. It’s also important to assess your pelvic floor to make sure it can contract and relax because it needs movement to help with creating tension in the rest of your body (especially your core).
#
If you’re not there yet, not to worry. Today, we worked on the movement pattern for the pull-up with TRX inverted rows. We are focusing on progressive overload, so we’ll continue to work on strength training and try for a pull-up in a few weeks time.
#
If you’re newly postpartum or managing pelvic health symptoms like prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, you can still work towards your goals. And just because you can’t perform a specific movement now, doesn’t mean you need to give up. Modify and find a variation that works for you, then build on it. 
#
Are you working towards a fitness goal but not sure where to start? Send me a DM. I’m happy to help you figure out a plan of action that works best for where you’re at today.
#strengthandladyparts #thebarbellbalance
  • Today, in my group coaching, Momma Strong, we started working on the pull-up. And can you please give Kayleigh a round of applause. She worked extremely hard today. So hard, she forgot her purse and had to cone back! 🙌🙌
    #
    If a pull-up is your end goal, you may need to start with the basics after having a baby. Frustrating, I know. However, the pull-up is a full body movement that requires you to maintain tension. Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve been focusing in core and pelvic floor retraining in addition to strengthening the entire body.
    #
    When training a pull-up postpartum, it’s important to make sure the abdominal wall, the TVA and the linea alba can manage the work load. It’s also important to assess your pelvic floor to make sure it can contract and relax because it needs movement to help with creating tension in the rest of your body (especially your core).
    #
    If you’re not there yet, not to worry. Today, we worked on the movement pattern for the pull-up with TRX inverted rows. We are focusing on progressive overload, so we’ll continue to work on strength training and try for a pull-up in a few weeks time.
    #
    If you’re newly postpartum or managing pelvic health symptoms like prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, you can still work towards your goals. And just because you can’t perform a specific movement now, doesn’t mean you need to give up. Modify and find a variation that works for you, then build on it.
    #
    Are you working towards a fitness goal but not sure where to start? Send me a DM. I’m happy to help you figure out a plan of action that works best for where you’re at today.
    #strengthandladyparts #thebarbellbalance
  • 24 1 22 hours ago