Prenatal Fitness

Five Great Reasons to Squat While You Are Pregnant

*Squats are one of the best exercises to work on while you are pregnant!! Here are 5 great reasons why: 1. The squat is a great labour and delivery position. From a squat position, you work with gravity to help bring your baby down towards your birth canal. Squatting also helps to expand your pelvis for delivery. The more you practice, the easier they are when the time comes! 2. Squats help prepare pelvic floor Read more…

Postnatal

Next Postnatal Course Begins October 3rd, 2018

Optimum Perinatal Health – Postnatal Education and Exercise Course Bring your baby with you! Learn and practice how to recover and restore your pelvic floor, core, and general strength, form and function. Know what exercise is right for you now!  Learn how to know when you are ready to return to higher level exercise such as running after having your baby. When? Next Course Start Date October 3rd, 2018 Last day of course is November 7th, 2018 Read more…

Prenatal

Five things to know about your body when you’re pregnant

I’m a mom of four, a doula, and a women’s pelvic health physiotherapist.   I often get asked by moms why more information isn’t available about what “really” happens to your body during pregnancy.  I’ve collected some of what I would consider, very important information, that will help your body while pregnant. Five things to know about your body when you’re pregnant See a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and have your pelvic floor, core and more Read more…

Postnatal Fitness

When can I start running again???

When can I start running again??? I’m a physiotherapist, and I am ALWAYS getting this question from new moms!  Unfortunately, guidelines are vague, and there are reasons for this! Each woman enters pregnancy with a different level of fitness, maintains a different level of activity throughout pregnancy, and has a different birth experience.  Bottom line, the answer is different for each woman. How do you know if YOU are ready? Step 1 Go for your Read more…