Video of a Simple Postpartum Exercise I Did as Soon as I Got Home from the Hospital

During the nesting phase for my third child, I cleaned, labeled every shelf of the fridge, and created a 16 week DAY BY DAY postnatal exercise plan. That may have been insane, but I actually followed most of it (the fridge labels, however, did not last). In the hospital I did lots of diaphragmatic breathing … Continue reading Video of a Simple Postpartum Exercise I Did as Soon as I Got Home from the Hospital

Video of the Best Pregnancy and Postnatal Ab Exercise You Aren’t Doing

I call this the “best pregnancy and postnatal ab exercise you aren’t doing” because none of my trainers showed it to me. Indeed, it is adapted from a book— Physical Therapist Blandine Calais Germain’s No Risk Abs. The name I gave it isn’t clever—Dynamic Side Balance—but sums it up. You balance on your side while … Continue reading Video of the Best Pregnancy and Postnatal Ab Exercise You Aren’t Doing

Video of My Favorite “Diastasis Friendly” Ab Exercise

No Perfect Diastasis Recti Exercise Exists I have not found a "perfect" diastasis recti exercise--not even that misguided repetitive transverse abdominis pulse that so many of us have tried. Basically, any exercise that works your abdominal muscles without overworking them is a good diastasis recti exercise. Whether an exercise will overwork your particular abs depends … Continue reading Video of My Favorite “Diastasis Friendly” Ab Exercise