Rethink Your Postpartum Body

Cheat Meals Screw Up Your Relationship with Food

Lately, I’ve heard a lot about cheat meals. I don’t run in “diet” circles, so the entire concept was new to me. Apparently, a cheat meal is a discrete time to eat “bad” foods, a kind of release valve for people on a diet. The rationale is that scheduling these meals keeps you committed to … Continue reading Cheat Meals Screw Up Your Relationship with Food

Defending the Poise Impressa®

Some months back, Poise debuted a new internal “bladder support” called Impressa®. It’s made of flexible silicone and easily inserts via a tube similar to that of a tampon. Once expanded, it looks like a slightly smooshed hourglass timer or a miniature strapless ball gown (Perhaps these are weird analogies; it’s smaller on top, larger … Continue reading Defending the Poise Impressa®

10 Books That Make You Less Dumb

In The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin notes, “Sometimes, critical thinking leads to a conclusion that there is no certain answer. And yet we then must make a certain choice.” Maybe this is why some people avoid critical thinking, especially when approaching their health. They are afraid of ambiguity, so instead of accepting that no absolute … Continue reading 10 Books That Make You Less Dumb

In Defense of the Crunch for Diastasis Recti

Crunches are forboden, so sayeth the diastasis recti gods. Thou shalt not move out of neutral. Thou shalt not flex your spine whilst lying on the floor. Why? Because pressure, pelvic floor, bigger gap, or something. The rationales vary. Indeed, I was once firmly anti-crunch. I talked about how postpartum women don’t know how to … Continue reading In Defense of the Crunch for Diastasis Recti