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Why Do I Still Look Pregnant? Here's Why!

Why Do I Still Look Pregnant?

Why do I still look pregnant? How long will I have a mummy tummy? What is this postpartum pooch? There are lots of names for this but when it happens to you, there is no name that really gives you comfort. We just want to...

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Placenta Previa during her pregnancy. This is Nikki's story.

This is My Story by Nikki

Nikki is a beautiful member of our in-studio classes who shared her experience with having Placenta Previa during her pregnancy. This is her story.

Being diagnosed with severe placenta previa at 24 weeks was a shock to my whole...

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Pregnancy Workouts at Home - Free Yoga Workout

prenatal exercise Aug 01, 2020
 

Pregnancy Workouts at Home

I want to share with you this 25 minute pregnancy workout at home. It's important to have access to workouts you can do in the privacy and comfort of your own home at a time you may want to be avoiding the gym.

My at-home...

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JUICING AND PREGNANCY - Ultimate Guide!

pregactive nutrition Aug 01, 2020

LET'S CHAT ABOUT JUICING AND PREGNANCY

As an expecting mama, one of the first things I did was to find out what I could eat, what I could drink, and more importantly what I must avoid. Juicing and pregnancy was one topic I wanted to learn more about.

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Low Iron in Pregnancy Podcast (25 minutes)

Low Iron in Pregnancy Podcast

Why is it so common to have low iron in pregnancy, especially the third trimester? Well, it's not everyday that your body is working hard to grow a baby!

Women already have a higher iron requirement than men, due to the...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Video - What You Need to Know

 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse - What You Need to Know (5:35)

I want you to watch my video on POP.

What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is common in women and what it does is to impact on bladder control. What I want you to know is that it...

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7 Must Know Facts About Diastasis Recti

 

What is Diastasis Recti?

So exactly what is diastasis recti pregnancy? Is diastsis recti pain causing you unnecessary discomfort or concern? I am here to help YOU. You see, healing ab separation takes time.

Fixing DR cannot be done by some magic...

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Self Check for Diastasis Recti (2:29)

 

Self Check for Diastasis Recti

Video duration: 2:48 minutes
Diastasis Recti Test

The diastatis is measured by the number of finger spaces that fit in between the two rectus abdominis muscles.

Normal = 1 finger space separation or less

Diastasis recti = a...

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Exercises to Avoid for Diastasis recti

 

Diastasis Recti Exercise To Avoid

Video duration: 3:48 minutes

Immediately after childbirth, you must avoid intense core abdominal exercises if you have diastasis recti.

These include crunches, planking, abdominal curls and heavily loaded resistance...

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Let's Chat About High Intensity Exercise after Childbirth (3:07)

postpartum exercise Jul 17, 2020
 

Exercise after Childbirth

So how hard should you exercise post pregnancy? Good question.

Too often I see new mamas returning to their pre-pregnancy workouts and unfortunately sustaining serious injuries as they have not allowed their body to properly...

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