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 20 – 32 Weeks Pregnant

Yay for the second trimester, am I right?!  This is when we typically feel our best in our pregnancy.  Most of us get over the morning sickness and it’s before baby gets bigger and before we start to feel more tired.  Baby isn’t taking up a ton of space just yet and we have moreContinue reading “Training 20 – 32 Weeks Pregnant”

June 2021 Life Updates!

With life becoming so crazy lately, my blogs that I wanted to post have gone to the bottom of my to do list.  My next one will be continuing on suggested guidelines for training while pregnant during 20 – 32 weeks gestation. So what has been going on? We recently moved from Pendergrass, GA toContinue reading “June 2021 Life Updates!”

Electrolytes

Let’s start with the benefits for electrolytes! After a quick Google search, electrolytes are minerals that conduct electricity when mixed with water. They regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity and pressure, and help rebuild damaged tissue. Electrolytes should contain sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Sodium is actually very important to ourContinue reading “Electrolytes”

Training 12 – 20 Weeks Pregnant

Last blog was about training during the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy.  Now what I want to do is review what I believe to be the best training guidelines for training 12 – 20 weeks of pregnancy!  This is about the time in your pregnancy that you will start to feel better!  Typically thisContinue reading “Training 12 – 20 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?”

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