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Postpartum depression and anxiety is becoming more widely discussed because it affects many new moms. The terms ‘postpartum depression’ and ‘postpartum anxiety’ have such a stigma and for many, it paints a picture of a new mom who isn’t coping.  Commonly, postpartum women experience some......

I think I can speak for the majority of women when I make a bold statement and say there is a big gap in care for postpartum women here in North America. The female body changes drastically during pregnancy; the stretching of the core muscles,......

I recently reached out to you on social media for advice on fixing my leaky menstrual cup and thanks to all of your suggestions, my leak has been stopped and I am now a satisfied menstrual cup customer! The poll I posted showed that right around......

dFor many women who have vaginal deliveries, it is not that much of a surprise when the vagina feels “different” after childbirth. We pretty much expect to feel “loose” after delivering a baby vaginally, because of the stretching that the vagina goes through. Many of......

For Melissa Bishop and Malindi Elmore running is their passion, and they’re fast. In fact, running is their job.  Melissa is a two-time Canadian Olympian in the 800-meter event, and a world silver medalist at the 2015 World Athletics Championships. Malindi is a 2004 Canadian......

Photo Credit Krista Evans Photography To be honest Hypnobirthing is not something I had ever heard of during my first pregnancy. It was my first pregnancy though that made me shift my focus to pelvic health physiotherapy and now that a big percentage of my......

We spend so much time during pregnancy thinking about and preparing for our baby. We can’t wait for baby to come so we can feel better and get our body back on track postpartum. BUT nobody prepares us for the fourth trimester. The fourth trimester......

Let’s talk about how to talk about your mom body confidently. Your mom body has gone through a lot. You’ve worked through the changes of pregnancy, followed by the strains of labour and delivery (vaginal or via cesarean), AND the recovery and postpartum challenges. You’re......

Is there a way to make potty training easier? Is it always a battle? As parents, we can probably agree this isn’t our favorite stage. It’s frustrating AND there’s a lot of outside pressure to have our children potty trained early.  The Pressures for Potty......

I am productive. I get shit done. I also have a ‘type A’ personality. I’m one of those people who does our meal plan each week, makes memory books for the kids, and gets most items on my to-do list crossed off. To some, this sounds great. I......

Postpartum recovery & your core.  Do you feel like you have a weak core after pregnancy? You’re not alone. A large part of postpartum recover is restoring your core. However, the core can be a confusing term that’s thrown around a lot in the fitness......

My first conversation about periods with my kids “Mom, why do you have blood in your bum?” GULP! This is how it started in our house. I was newly home from the hospital after having my second baby. My 3 year old daughter came in......

I can’t help but cringe and get a little angry inside when ‘lady product’ commercials come on. There was one in particular the other day that sounded promising. It was on in the background so I didn’t see what was being advertised initially. There was beautiful......

First, let’s get one thing straight. Self-care for moms is NOT selfish. Self-care is taking care of yourself first so you can care for your family better. We are only human and will burn out eventually, so give yourself the care and maintenance you deserve......

Ask yourself the following questions. Do you have: less than 3 bowel movements in a week? strain or pain during a movement? hard or lumpy stools?; the feeling you’re not quite empty? the sensation of a blockage? You may be considered constipated if you experience......

Let’s talk about the crazy world of Instagram and body image. It’s easy to get sucked into the lives of Instagrammers who appear to have the perfect body and style, a gorgeous home, kids who are always bathed and chef quality dinners. That is NOT......

I had no idea what mom shaming was until I became a mom. Then I realized I had been mom shaming long before I even fell pregnant. I was the perfect mom before I had children. I was going to be the mom that never......

This body performs miracles, yet I have struggled with body image my entire life. As far back as I can remember, I can picture myself sitting on the toilet while I went pee, identifying each roll. Around my teenage years, I foolishly believed that I......

For the longest time, the information out there for women who were having any sort of pelvic floor issue like prolapse or incontinence, was to do kegels. But, in the last few years, the message has been changing. Now you’re probably starting to hear don’t do......

Disconnected from your vagina? Maybe it’s just the headline that caught your attention or maybe you know what I’m talking about because it’s you! When you’re told to do a kegel or relax your pelvic floor, do you know what to do? Many women describe:......

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