Evidence-Based Perinatal Fitness for Birth Workers

For all healthcare professionals interested in learning an evidence-based approach to advising women on exercise in the perinatal period including:

  • Doulas/Childbirth Educators

  • Nurses/Midwives

  • NPs/PAs/MDs

This two-hour workshop will combine lecture, movement and time for a Q&A.

We will review:

  • Normal anatomical changes that occur during pregnancy and postpartum as they relate to movement and staying active

  • Common dysfunctions such as diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

  • Current guidelines, common myths and the state of the evidence for fitness in the perinatal period including counseling strategies and resources available to women in NOLA

  • Learning will be experiential so come prepared to move and work in groups.

Wear clothing that you are comfortable moving in and sneakers. This event will be capped at 20 participants to allow for active participation. Babies that are not yet mobile are welcome.

If you have any questions or to suggest a date, time or location, email me at

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(Coming Soon) Pregnancy and Postpartum Considerations for Coaches and Personal Trainers

For coaches and personal trainers looking to optimize their assessment skills and understand how to modify common exercises for this population. Topics covered include:
Essential anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and postpartum
Answers to frequently asked questions
Diastasis Recti
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Urinary Incontinence


"Tanya’s workshop was timely and informative both for my work as a CNM and my role as a newly postpartum mother for the first time. Her passion to help women achieve better fitness and therefore outcomes during the perinatal period is inspiring!"

-S.T. (Certified Nurse Midwife)


"Tanya's workshop gave me a great, grounded understanding of perinatal fitness and exercise. From busting myths to moving our bodies, I'd recommend it to any birth worker!"

-C.M. (Doula)


"This workshop was a great introduction to evidence-based postpartum fitness for birth workers. We covered material that I haven't gotten before in doula trainings. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone serving pregnant people who wishes to learn more about how to promote health and healing of their clients in the postpartum phase. I also recommend Mother Wit Maternity as a resource to refer clients to!"

-H.L. Doula and Midwifery Student



(504) 252-0108

New Location

Cypress Fitness

625 Celeste St.

Suite 404

New Orleans, LA 70130

Remote consultations available

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