Among the awe-inspiring things about pregnancy are the ways a woman’s body morphs to accommodate her growing baby. Consider the fact that her skin can stretch over her growing belly, that her abdominal muscles expand to this new, remarkable length, that her bones and joints adapt to carrying more size and weight, that her digestive system continues to function at all, not to mention the fact that her uterus grows from the size of an upside-down pear to a giant beach ball by full-term. It is extraordinary.

Four Reasons Why Every New Mom Needs Physical Therapy

New Moms Need Physical Therapy Pregnancy and childbirth exact an enormous toll on a woman’s body. It is transforming and beautiful, but when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs,... Read more

After the Baby's Birth: How Yoga and Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Postpartum Care

You may or may not realize that the United States has a very poor track record for postpartum care. In fact, the US has the worst track record for not only postpartum care, but for maternal and infant... Read more

5 Chair Poses for Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is an essential tool for pregnant women who are interested in natural means for staying healthy and preparing for birth. Practicing yoga during pregnancy alleviates some common pregnancy... Read more

Pregnancy and Yoga: A Match Made in Heaven?

The birth of a child is one of the most monumental moments in a mother’s life. It is not only awe-inspiring to witness this miracle of creation so intimately throughout pregnancy, but equally transformative... Read more

Yoga Reduces the Stress of In Vitro Fertilization Study Shows

For millions of couples, infertility can be one of the most stressful situations they deal with in their relationship. In fact, some say it can be as stressful as dealing with a fatal disease such as cancer... Read more
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Dealing with Stress During Pregnancy - How Yoga Can Help

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, but it can be a highly stressful time as well. There are fluctuating hormone levels, weight gain, body changes, worry over how everything impacts the developing... Read more

Yoga for a Healthy Pregnancy

Practicing yoga safely during pregnancy may seem like common sense, yet there is still misleading information circulating about the practice of certain styles of yoga while pregnant, in particular Hot Yoga.
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Diastasis: Zip It Up!

Diastasis: Close the Gap Commonly referred to as the "post-partum pooch," Diastasis—a separation of the abdominal muscles—affects a surprising number of people: research indicates that up to two thirds of... Read more

Preparing For Childbirth—Pelvic Floor Style

I love helping women prepare for childbirth—I really do. In fact, it made me want to consider becoming trained to be a doula a few years ago! Unfortunately, most of the women I have helped have either been... Read more
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10 Things You Should Know About Prenatal Yoga

Being physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy during pregnancy is something that most women realize is important. As yoga becomes more popular and mainstream in our Western world, it is a... Read more