Diastasis Recti: Modify Over Omit

Diastasis Recti: Modify Over Omit

  DIASTASIS RECTUS ABDOMINIS This is an essential part of the discussion in prenatal and postnatal fitness coaching and training. I want to show you a practical example of why. In my workout yesterday, I was practicing hanging off our chin-up bar. I got my husband to...

Why I Chose to Have an Amniocentesis

Why I Chose to Have an Amniocentesis

Today, I'm sharing the story of why I chose to have an amniocentesis in the early second trimester of this pregnancy. One of the big reasons I chose to talk through my experience with an amniocentesis is because I know how difficult of a decision it can be for moms...

My Experience with Birth Trauma

My Experience with Birth Trauma

I wanted to talk through my experience with birth trauma, that I went through after my daughter's birth in August 2015. Many of the mental health struggles I heard and spoke about with my clients after their births were in the realms of postpartum depression and...

When Pregnancy Is Really Hard

When Pregnancy Is Really Hard

CONTENT WARNING: This blog talks about pregnancy and some very uncomfortable emotions surrounding it. I'm pregnant. Close to 17 weeks along now. I've started feeling waves of excitement for the first time this week. Until this point, things have been...difficult....

Should You Stop Doing That Exercise?

Should You Stop Doing That Exercise?

Common advice is to stop doing the exercise(s) that is causing you pelvic floor symptoms. This sounds reasonable, yes? Seems like the responsible and safe approach for people to adhere to. In fact, it IS reasonable and responsible and safe in many cases. There will be...

Fit Pros: We Have To Stop Failing Moms

Fit Pros: We Have To Stop Failing Moms

I’ll never forget the time I was shadowing a ‘core class’ for moms. I was 20 years old. My first personal training job. I was going to be teaching this class so I was learning from the head trainer on how to coach it. I was participating in the class to...learn the...

Jessie Mundell is mama-in-chief at JessieMundell.com, where she’s helped hundreds of moms feel strong, confident, and EMPOWERED in their bodies with fitness programs tailored to their prenatal and postnatal needs.

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