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C-section Scars: What Problems Can They Cause?

  If you have had a Cesarean section (C-section), then you have a scar. However, most of us aren’t told what to do about those scars, nor are we told what kind of problems C-section …

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Sleep Guidelines for Busy Parents

  I’m not a sleep expert, I’ll start by saying that. However, I am a self-proclaimed sleep deprivation expert, so I promise to walk us through with appropriate skepticism and vetting of sources. I, like …

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Postpartum Incontinence: Common Doesn’t Equal Normal!

Most people assume that leaking urine after having a baby, aka postpartum incontinence, is just the price a person pays for becoming a birthing parent. But while it is COMMON, it doesn’t have to be …

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How to “Fix” Diastasis Recti

If you’ve been diagnosed with diastasis recti, or you think you have it, you most likely want to know how to fix it as quickly as possible. That is certainly how it was for me …

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How Do I Prevent Diastasis Recti?

  Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA), also referred to as Diastasis Recti (DR) is one of the many physiological changes that take place during pregnancy. As the abdomen expands to accommodate the growing baby, the skin, …

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Why Won’t My Toddler Sleep (and how will I survive?)

  I’m stealthily typing this article in my notes app on my phone while my 3 year old sleeps next to me, her face squished exactly in my armpit.   This sweet kid was an …

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What is Diastasis Recti

  It goes by so many names it can be confusing: diastasis rectus abdominis, diastasis recti, di-recti, diastasis, or some people will even just call it an “ab separation.”  Plus you can shorten the name …

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How Do I Plank When My Wrists Hurt?

  We LOVE planks—when done correctly, plank exercises engage and target the whole body, can be incorporated into all kinds of dynamic movement, and require no equipment. Unfortunately, wrist pain and discomfort is a common …

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How Much is “Enough” Exercise?

  Is it just us or is anyone else bombarded with articles and posts about exactly how much exercise is enough? Has it ever occurred to you that this holy grail of wisdom doesn’t actually …

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How can you avoid neck and back pain while sitting at your desk?

Especially with the increasing number of people who are privileged-enough to be working from home, there are a lot of questions about how you should sit at your desk. Low back pain and neck pain …

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The Fear of “Getting Bulky” with Resistance Training

  One of the biggest misconceptions I encounter about resistance training, particularly from moms, is a fear that it will make us get “bulky,” (i.e. that it will rapidly make our muscles huge, and we …

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Smart Shorts: An Easy Fix for Incontinence?

  The ads are out there, and they are tempting. Can wearing a “smart shorts” Innovo device really fix my incontinence in just 12 weeks? Or some other products like Elitone include external devices that …

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