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When do I need to think about the pelvic floor and breath in fitness

When should I think about my pelvic floor and breath in fitness?

“When should I think about my pelvic floor and breath in fitness, and when can I rely on it to happen automatically?” Always? Never? Some? This is a real time issue for female athletes returning to fitness or sport after pregnancy and delivery. My answer here represents the shift in thinking I hope to continue...

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Pelvic Floor Health

New Podcast: What is the Range of Normal in pelvic floor health?

    I recently got to sit down with anthropologist and mama, Kate Clancy. She studies periods, reproductive health, and has recently had her own experience navigating pelvic health during pregnancy and post partum. She also does roller derby in her spare time….love it! It was great opportunity to introduce the concepts I share with...

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Safe exercise for pregnancy

I am kicking the new year off with a new Q and A blog. Today an answer inspired by an interview with the Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. They asked “What activities are safe for most pregnant women?”. Perhaps we need to rethink and redefine what is “safe”…read on! Q: Are there specific types...

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Intra-Abdominal Pressure: Pelvic Health Friend or Foe?

Recently, I was asked a few questions by Lorraine Scapens of PregnancyExercise that grew into a three part blog series. I wanted to share some highlights. This exerpt is a question I get a lot about excessive abdominal pressure caused by certain exercise that could contribute to pelvic health issues. My answer may surprise you....

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