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Preparing for pregnancy and birth (BOOKS)

The Birth Partner

A respected guide for knowing how to support a new birther through the final weeks of pregnancy, childbirth, and early postpartum, to help improve physical outcomes and facilitate a meaningful experience and positive memory of childbirth.

Ina Mays Guide To Childbirth
The first half of this book provides positive birth stories, especially helpful if your exposure to birth is mainly about trauma and what went wrong. The second half is “the essentials of birth”, describing the power of the vagina, the mind-body connection and how it affects labor, and more.
Your Best Pregnancy Ever

Written by a pelvic health physical therapist, this book offers succinct and easy habits for a better experience during pregnancy and beyond by addressing physical health and preparation.

Preparing for postpartum (BOOKS)

The Fourth Trimester
“A postpartum guide to healing your body, balancing your emotions, and restoring your vitality”. This book can be used as a manual to address a time period that often gets neglected.
The First Forty Days

A beautiful book about the traditional ways of caring for the new birther, focusing on the first 40 days postpartum. Includes recommendations and recipes with nutritious healing foods.

Your Best Body After Baby

Written by a pelvic health physical therapist, here is an easy read about recovery postpartum. This book allows a more well-rounded understanding of and approach to your physical recovery, with tips and info that aren’t usually provided at doctor’s visits.

Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness Programs

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Restore Your Core with Lauren Ohayon is a 13-week online exercise program designed to address core issues such as diastsis recti, sneeze pee, and back pain. The program consists of progressive low intensity core and flow workouts, incorporating breathwork and strength into restorative exercises to correct core issues. Included is psoas release, addressing tension in an important muscle affecting posture and mobility.

The Bloom Method offers programs for pregnancy, birth prep, and postpartum to help promote a healthy pregnancy and recovery, and prevent birth related injuries; via a blend of functional strength training, Pilates, low-intensity interval training, cardio, re-patterning, and core exercises. Programs are designed by a team of perinatal fitness experts, pelvic floor therapists, and a functional nutritionist.

OurFitFamilyLife offers evidence based core strengthening programs led by Julie, a pre- and post-natal fitness expert specializing in diastasis recti and pelvic floor function, with a Masters Degree in sports science. Exercises include a unique variety of isometric exercises that help to automatically ignite and connect with your core.

Online Learning

My PFM

myPFM is a 501(3)c nonprofit organization “helping your intimate parts do the right thing at the right time”. Get help from a variety of resources including a catalogue of expert interviews on pelvic floor topics. Accessible in languages across the globe.

PopUplift for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

PopUplift for Pelvic Organ Prolapse is a family of online resources to support a person living with pelvic organ prolapse or a clinician working with someone who is.

Julie Wiebe Breath Mechanics for Pelvic Health and Fitness

Julie Wiebe Breath Mechanics for Pelvic Health and Fitness

Online course for those wanting to learn more about the effects of breath on the pelvic floor

Julie Wiebe The Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundations for Fitness

Julie Wiebe The Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundations for Fitness

Online course for those wanting a foundational understanding of the workings of the pelvic floor and it’s role in fitness