The 6 Week Myth…READY or NOT???

(Image source: https://www.runnersworld.com/health-injuries/a20866684/10-weird-things-no-one-tells-you-about-when-returning-to-running-post-baby/) Is the 6 week mark after having your baby really a green light to go back to all pre-pregnancy activities?? As a Mom of four and a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, I would say with encouragement it is more of a YELLOW LIGHT: Please proceed with caution! Why?  A Read more…

Bladder Irritants

Did you know that what you eat and drink can affect your urge to pee, and add to difficulties with incontinence?  Have you ever had a big cup of coffee and then had to quickly rush to the toilet?  There are certain substances that are known to irritate the bladder Read more…

Sex After Baby

You’ve had your baby… yay!  You go for your 6 week postpartum check with your maternity healthcare provider and they assure you that your soft tissue healing is complete… yay!   You get the “all clear” for getting back to all of your “usual” activities and you can totally be intimate Read more…

Our Favourite Postpartum Pose

Viparita Karani / Legs up The Wall The pelvic health physiotherapist and the yoga therapist in me agree: our all-time favourite pose for postpartum women is Viparita Karani. In Sanskrit, viparita means “reversed”, “inverted” or “opposite”, and karani means “doing” or “making”.  After childbirth, I believe this is just what Read more…