pregnancy

Pregnancy 2: Sharing Our Joy! – Fitness Article

Well, if you follow me on social media, you may or may not know that I am 14 weeks pregnant today – but I am picking up the blog again to capture some thoughts as I still kind of can’t believe it! End of 13 weeks here! I am so grateful that God has given me the chance to experience pregnancy again and grow our family, and here’s to believing HIM more than statistics (“0% chance of conceiving naturally” due…

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Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel – Pilates Fitness Article

Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel 15 Jul Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel Posted at 15:55h in Uncategorised by Annette Beauchamp The Good, The Bad, and The (aaaah) So Yummy   This is my lovely Mum enjoying her coffee. I talk to people about the effects of caffeine on the bladder and bowel –some effects are helpful, some are not.   I am asked about other effects of caffeine. I have completed a search of the pubmed/medline, and read major…

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Breastfeeding and sleeping hormones – She Physio & Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Breastfeeding and sleeping hormones – She Physio & Pilates 23 Aug Breastfeeding and sleeping hormones Posted at 08:49h in Uncategorised by Annette Beauchamp Mums are aware of the changes in their breast milk across the day. Breast milk is produced in greater volumes in the morning, and looks thicker and creamier at the end of the day.   what is melatonin In adults, melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin, tryptophan and other chemicals, increase from…

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Exercising After C-Section: How to Train Clients Safely – Workout Fitness Article

In the United States, 85 percent of women will get pregnant in their lifetime (and that number is higher in other countries). While the majority of women will have vaginal births, about 32 percent will have C-sections. And the percentage of women who have C-sections continues to increase, both in the United States and around the world. With rising C-section birth rates and mounting evidence of the benefits of exercise in the postpartum period, it’s more important than ever to…

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Pregnancy Pilates + Why Your Body Deserves It – Pilates Fitness Institute – Pilates Fitness Article

Pregnancy Pilates + Why Your Body Deserves It – Pilates Fitness Institute Bun in the oven? Up the duff? Knocked up? Bacon in the drawer? (who knew this was a pregnancy euphemism?!) This one is for you. Today we have (thankfully) cast off the shackles of historical medical recommendations that saw women eating more and doing less when expecting (hello, generational obesity!). Today we are more empowered by and committed to healthy lifestyle choices as part of the pregnancy journey.…

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How to Train Clients With Diastasis Recti – Workout Fitness Article

As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I considered myself an expert in diastasis recti. After all, I’d been treating the condition for nearly 20 years in my patients. Then, after my third pregnancy, I diagnosed the condition in myself. Despite all my education and experience, my first reaction was fear. Because the conventional wisdom for so long has been to go slow to avoid anything that might make the diastasis recti worse, my instinct was to approach the condition conservatively. I…

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Madi’s Story: Why I Became A Pre+Postnatal Instructor – Fitness Article

After completing the course, I reached out to Annie and was able to observe, participate and help coach a pregnancy+postpartum class that Annie had started locally. During this time, I was able to get hands-on experience, which helped personally validate that I made the right decision to go down this path. During my fall semester, I had to present a research project. I ended up doing my project on “How Physical Activity can Decrease Risk of Gestational Diabetes.” I was…

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How to Create a Safe and Effective Strength Training Program for Pregnant Clients – Workout Fitness Article

Have you ever been in one of these situations? Situation #1: A client you’ve been training gets pregnant. She asks you what this means for her strength training program. What do you say? Situation #2: A new client wants to start strength training with you… but she’s pregnant. What do you do? If you’ve ever found yourself in one of these situations, you’ve probably already wondered about strength training during pregnancy. And if you haven’t come across scenarios like these yet, it’s…

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10 Things Women Need While They Are Pregnant (Beyond Their Registry) – Fitness Article

There are certain things money can’t buy when it comes to what pregnant women really need, and mamas-to-be need to take care of themselves, their mental health, their bodies, their surroundings, and their lifestyle; those things go well beyond their baby registry. 

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Do you need to take Physique 57’s pregnancy class? (if you’re pregnant) – Fitness Article

Hi friends! Last week I shared a scorecard of my favorite classes to take while pregnant. One of the classes that ranked the highest was Physique 57. Physique is so welcoming to pregnant ladies they even offer a special workshop called “Fit for Pregnancy” that teaches you all of the modifications you need for their class. The workshop itself is a great workout. But you may be asking yourself: Do I need this workshop? above, a recent picture of me…

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