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

  • Wear comfortable clothes

  • Set yourself up in a space where you can move

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



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