What is Postpartum?

I have written mostly about pregnancy and training so far. But now let’s shift focus for a little bit and talk about Postpartum. I define the postpartum period as the time after being pregnant as postpartum. That means, whether that is after childbirth, a stillbirth, child or infant loss, or even a miscarriage, you areContinue reading “What is Postpartum?”

Training 32 – 39 Weeks Pregnant

Boy oh boy, am I behind but now I am creating a new improved blog schedule I can stick to now!  Let’s get into this! What do we focus on when we get towards the end of our pregnancies when it comes to training?  First and foremost, you need to look at your volume ofContinue reading “Training 32 – 39 Weeks Pregnant”

Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy

Let me tell you there are so many benefits to exercising while you are pregnant!  These are not the only ones but I believe the most important ones. (PMID: 23014142) Higher cardiorespiratory fitness Prevention of urinary incontinence Prevention of low back pain Reduced symptoms of depression Gestational weight gain control For cases of gestational diabetes,Continue reading “Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy”

Prenatal Vitamins

I would always suggest that anyone considering trying to get pregnant to start taking prenatal vitamins 3 months before you plan to get pregnant.  That may not always be the case but that would be what I want you to shoot for.  If you start before you get pregnant, you will already be consistent withContinue reading “Prenatal Vitamins”

The Pelvic Floor

What is it?  What does it do?   The Pelvic Floor is a complicated bunch of muscles sort of set up like a sling in a sense that holds up all our organs in our body.  They are also the muscles we use to go the bathroom and that hold our organs.  In the case ofContinue reading “The Pelvic Floor”

What is Diastasis Rectus Abdominis?

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA) is more commonly known as separated abs.  If you’re currently a mama or a birthing person that is considering getting pregnant you’ve probably heard about this!  So let’s talk about what it is and what it really means. Our abs are made of a few layers of muscles!  The superficial musclesContinue reading “What is Diastasis Rectus Abdominis?”

Why Do I Love Helping Mamas?

I’m not sure why it was I connected so much to helping mamas!  Maybe it’s because I was ready to be a mama.  But I have always enjoyed helping others through coaching.  Through a lot of reading and the BIRTHFIT Coach Seminar I took in 2018, I realized how much I did NOT know aboutContinue reading “Why Do I Love Helping Mamas?”

What is Sweet Mama Fitness?

I created Sweet Mama Fitness so I could help women through the motherhood transition. What is motherhood transition? I consider it to be preconception, pregnancy, and through one year postpartum. I think our society does not put enough emphasis on educating women about motherhood transition. We seem to get the very quick run down ofContinue reading “What is Sweet Mama Fitness?”

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