At Mother Wit, we understand that sometimes we need and want to build community and other times, we need really focused and personalized attention. That is why we offer both individual and group classes for pregnant and postpartum athletes. Classes are small and modifications are made for any stage of pregnancy and postpartum recovery.
*** Group Classes are not appropriate for women 0-6w postpartum or whom have not been evaluated by a healthcare provider since the birth, however, in home services are available in the early postpartum period to begin exploring breath work and reconnecting gently to the core and pelvic floor ***
Research has shown that women who have established exercise routine before pregnancy are more likely to continue exercising throughout the pregnancy. And get this: these women may have shorter labors and fewer cesarean sections! So if you are planning a pregnancy, I'm looking forward to working with you.
It is recommended that pregnant women exercise for 2.5 hours per week in a fairly even mix of cardio and strength training. However, we believe it is important to modify certain movements and activities that can put unnecessary tension on the abdominal wall and pelvic floor. Just as no two bodies are the same, there is not one simple, cookie cutter approach that works for all. Individualization is the key to success in pregnancy.
If you have had a baby, regardless of whether it was weeks, months or years ago, your plan will include exercises to restore abdominal and pelvic floor tone. More importantly, you will learn strategies that will allow you to move comfortably and confidently. If you have been diagnosed with a core or pelvic floor concern such as diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence, in conjunction with a pelvic floor physical therapist, Mother Wit should be a part of your team.
Interested in getting advice from an experienced women's health professional? Call me today and see what we can do for you.