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Grieving the Loss of the Pre-Baby Body

“I love this baby and I love being a mom but I just want to look and feel as good as I did before.” Whether a woman says this aloud or keeps this belief quietly to herself, this sentiment is both common and expected during the Motherhood Transition. This shared …

Healing from a Traumatic Vaginal Birth

If there is one thing that you can count on during birth, it is that birth is an unpredictable process. Birth can leave deep emotional wounds, some of which we may want to erase. Unfortunately, as conscious humans, we cannot just erase these unfavorable memories and we must process these …

I tore down there during birth; how do I heal?

You have just completed a major life event, giving BIRTH! You imagined you would be thrilled, ecstatic, and at peace enjoying the new life you brought earthside, yet somehow you find yourself IN TEARS, suffering, and still in PAIN! I tore WHERE during birth? You had an idea of how …

Postpartum Hemorrhage and Nutrition Recommendations

Blood Loss Postpartum During perinatal education courses, you learn about possible, but often rare complications that can occur during labor and delivery. One such complication is a condition known as postpartum hemorrhage which can occur in both vaginal and cesarean deliveries. Postpartum hemorrhage was the 4th leading cause of pregnancy-related …

Postpartum Lifting Modifications for Diastasis Recti

Lifting Weights Postpartum If you read the three-part blog series about diastasis recti by Dr. Lauren Keller, you probably have a pretty good understanding of what Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (or DRA) is, common causes, and ways to prevent and treat it. We learned that it is a common thing to …

Mindful Training  for the Third Trimester

Working Out in the Third Trimester Here we go, into the third trimester, you’re almost there! Soon you will get to meet your sweet baby you’ve been growing for the past 26 weeks.  As you and your baby continue to grow, maintaining functional movement is very important and valuable to …

Foot Pain in Pregnancy? Try these tips!

Why Do My Feet Hurt?! The human foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. All of the bones in the foot comprise about 25% of the bones in your entire body! And everyday, all of these bones, joints and ligaments are …

You’re Cleared for Exercise Postpartum

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Who wasn’t anxiously waiting to hear those four little words, “You’re cleared for exercise” after having a baby? I don’t know about you but after four to six weeks of not moving regularly, I was itching to …

I just had a baby. (Slowing Down Time Postpartum)

I’m not Einstein, but I can tell you that time is relative.  When first introduced to the theory of relativity, it seems a bit complex and nuanced, but it actually is applicable to everyday life, especially for the postpartum time period. Ask almost any parent with children over age 10 …

Diastasis Rectus – Navigating the Ins & Outs: Part 2 – The Causes

This blog was adapted from its original post on https://drlaurenkeller.com by the author. Now that we know what Diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA) is, we can look at the causes of DRA. It’s important to note that there is not one cause of DRA, so there is not one solution to …