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Why Breaking the Rules helped my Diastasis Recti

I was supposed to have been broken by the movements but I wasn’t. Doing hard things helped. I had rounded my back when I lifted but my back had not broken. I had performed sit-ups where my abs domed but core had not stopped working. My gap hadn’t reduced despite my best efforts but my back pain and incontinence were gone, and my belly was flatter. I had broken the rules and I was still progressing. I began to question some of the information I was reading and began wondering if it was not my body that was broken but maybe the rules were.

9 Things Diastasis Recti Has Taught Me About Life

Pressure is not a bad thing, it’s how we respond to it that affects our growth. Pressure is a constant in everyone’s life and can create motivation and balance. But it is important to find healthy habits to cope with the pressures of life.

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

Pressure is not a bad thing, it’s how we respond to it that affects our growth. Pressure is a constant in everyone’s life and can create motivation and balance. But it is important to find healthy habits to cope with the pressures of life.

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

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