Diastasis Recti Repair: Exercise vs Surgery

There often seems to be two groups of thought on diastasis repair: those that advocate exercise or those that say healing is impossible without surgery. I’ve had women message me privately saying my message of exercise may be harmful to other women with a diastasis recti. Doctors often recommend women for surgery after just one … Continue reading Diastasis Recti Repair: Exercise vs Surgery

Prolapse, diastasis, and hernias (oh my!) & other things they don’t tell you about being postpartum

I've never seen a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist (PFPT). I drove to the appointment not knowing what to expect. I have carried three babies to term, had 3 vaginal deliveries, tears to my perineum, experienced urinary incontinence, diastasis recti (DR) and have an umbilical hernia. I was the prime candidate for assessment. After my second child I … Continue reading Prolapse, diastasis, and hernias (oh my!) & other things they don’t tell you about being postpartum

9 Things Diastasis Recti Has Taught Me About Life

You can have a 6-pack and a weak core. You can lift 200 pounds and have a weak core. You can look ripped from the outside and be ripped on the inside. A strong core does more than make you look aesthetically pleasing in a bikini. It successfully manages and transfers load so that load isn’t damaging to your body.

10 Tips to Fight Postpartum Depression

I remember standing there looking out at it and imagining my own funeral. I wondered what people would say. I wondered if they would judge me for ending it. I thought about how easy it would be to take a few steps forward and allow my body to crash through the full length second story window bringing my misery to an end. I thought maybe that way it would look like an accident. Maybe they would never have to know how truly sad I was. …

Delivering Asher

I woke up at 4 a.m. after having 3 contractions. They weren’t very painful but were more significant than the Braxton Hicks contractions I’d been having for weeks, and were uncomfortable enough that I couldn’t remain laying in bed as they were happening. As I got up I felt a significant change in the amount … Continue reading Delivering Asher

Fat Shaming is Not Fitspiration

I’m getting pretty sick of the fat shaming; negative body image endorsing posts by those in fitness masquerading as concern. Today, I read a post shared by Cassie Young regarding a fitness trainer reaching out to her via Twitter, after she announced her engagement, to offer his services to help her lose weight for her big day. … Continue reading Fat Shaming is Not Fitspiration

How are Fit Bodies Supposed to Manifest?

Remember that fitness model that had six pack abs at 6 months pregnant? Yeah, that's definitely not me!  Lately I’ve been growing tired of the old “if I can do it then you can do it too” narrative. Truth is, just because they can do it, it doesn’t mean that you can do it too. … Continue reading How are Fit Bodies Supposed to Manifest?

Why No Excuses is Ruining Women’s Bodies

In the 5 years between leaving university and having my first child I lived a pretty sedentary lifestyle. In February 2011 I had my first child, and in January 2013 I had my second child. After having my second child I noticed my belly remained distended postpartum. I had always been naturally skinny, and never … Continue reading Why No Excuses is Ruining Women’s Bodies

Can the Fascia Blaster “fix” Diastasis Recti?

Over the last several months I’ve been receiving lots of questions regarding whether I used the Fascia Blaster to heal my diastasis recti, and if I recommend it as a tool to fix the condition. Ashley Black Guru has been promoting on social media how her tool, the Fascia Blaster, can be used to fix … Continue reading Can the Fascia Blaster “fix” Diastasis Recti?