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Preparing for pregnancy and birth (BOOKS)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.