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Madi’s Story: Why I Became A Pre+Postnatal Instructor

I have always known I wanted to teach people how to live a healthier and more fulfilled life through physical activity. Early on, I realized that in order to be successful in the health and fitness industry, I would need to find my niche. Well, finding your niche does not happen overnight. Several experiences have […]

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From Mama to Mama: Amanda’s Core Rehab Journey!

As a momma to twin toddlers working full time outside the home, there is nothing I feel I’m better at than having a good routine. I’ll admit it, the first 6 months of motherhood weren’t easy finding a rhythm, but once I found what worked for us…things began to flow. The biggest advice I always […]

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First Trimester Changes That Might Surprise You!

There are many changes you are told to expect during pregnancy that include morning sickness and swollen feet.  BUT…there are a few changes that might catch you off guard. Being a first-time mom myself and spending years as a birth doula, I know these sudden and unusual changes can cause stress and anxiety.  To help […]

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5 Tips for Back Pain Relief

Did you know that back pain affects sixty to eighty percent of Americans at some point in their life! Life as a mom has back pain written all over it – pregnancy, breastfeeding, carrying wiggly kids and lots of stuff, picking up toys, limited time to workout, etc. It can be lessened by strengthening your […]

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To Plank or Not To Plank?

I get asked this question all the time, are planks safe during pregnancy? Can I do planks with diastasis recti? So to plank or not to plank, is a very big question especially if we are discussing diastasis recti. First, I LOVE planks! Second, you must know when your body is ready to do planks, […]

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Should You Be Running During Pregnancy and Postpartum?

Should you continue running while pregnant. What about postpartum and beyond? Even if you have been running, and are postpartum or beyond, if you experience any incontinence or pelvic floor pressure it’s extremely important to take a step back and really rehab your core the safe and correct way. This specific corrective activity can help […]

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Avoiding “Coning” During Pregnancy Can Help Prevent Diastasis Recti

Coning during pregnancy or coning of the belly during pregnancy. is when you see a ridge or bulge popping out down the midline of your belly. This typically occurs when doing an exercise incorrectly or an exercise that puts too much stress on the abdominals and should be avoided (see the image below for a […]

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You Need to Know: Most Get Pitocin Right After Birth | Mother Rising

New parents are shocked to discover most women that have a hospital birth will receive pitocin right after birth.  Pitocin is routinely given to all women to reduce the chance of postpartum hemorrhage. Postpartum hemorrhage is excessive bleeding that occurs within 24 hours after birth and is a major contributor to maternal mortality in low-income countries. Are parents shocked that care […]

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Pregnancy Stretches: The Best Pregnancy Stretches to Relieve Aches and Pains

The Home ‘Stretch’: The Best Pregnancy Stretches to relieve those annoying aches and pains during pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of great joy and excitement for the expectant mother; a time when she gleefully anticipates a brand new, and no doubt hopelessly adorable, addition to her life and family. So why should an expectant mother […]

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Pregnancy IS The Best Time To Strengthen Your Core

 Those aches + pains DON’T have to come with pregnancy. You have much more control over what is going on with your body during pregnancy than you may realize. Learning about how to strengthen and engage your deep core, with the help of baby, can impact how you feel while you are pregnant, giving […]

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How To Do Pregnancy Exercises at Home: The Absolute Guide for 2019

We are huge advocates of pregnancy exercises at home. I have made it my life’s work to share my passion for fitness and helping mothers prepare themselves physically for pregnancy in the convenience and privacy of their own home. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that the average expectant mother perform 20-30 minutes […]

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