Personal interviews with top women's health professionals.

10 things you need to know about Diastasis Recti

Tennille Melcher
March 9, 2016
DR gets all the attention, but it is NOT the only weakness to be concerned about post-partum.

3 “What You Can, When You Can” Workouts For Your Busiest Days

Tennille Melcher
May 6, 2016
There once was a time when a “workout” was defined in very narrow terms. Getting a workout done meant going to the gym, doing cardio until you were drenched in sweat, or lifting weights until

4 Birthing Positions That Beat Lying On Your Back!

Tennille Melcher
February 9, 2017
When pregnant moms think about birthing positions, they often envision birth scenes from movies where women are flat on their back with their feet up in stirrups. 

5 Steps to Letting Go of Body Shame in Motherhood

Tennille Melcher
February 23, 2017
As someone who has worked with many women and mothers who feel dissatisfied with their bodies, I can tell you that body hate and disordered eating do not discriminate.

7 Tips For Managing Pregnancy Nausea

November 2, 2017
According to the American Pregnancy Association, over 50% of pregnant women experience “morning sickness” during their first trimester.According to the American Pregnancy Association, over 50% of...

Avoiding Aches and Pains in Pregnancy

Tennille Melcher
March 7, 2017
Pregnancy is not always the most comfortable of times. A rapidly changing body size and shape and a new cocktail of hormones surging through the bloodstream can result in many shifts- some of those...

Back to school….and back to bladder dysfunction

August 24, 2017
Working full time at a pelvic floor specialty clinic and seeing over 50 patients per week, I start to notice trends.

Can my Diastasis Recti close all the way?

Tennille Melcher
December 16, 2014
What is Diastasis Recti or DR? Simply put, it is stretching (not a separation) of the linea alba between the rectus abdominus muscles,  2-3 finger widths or more apart.

Fit2b Girls Course Review

December 20, 2018
We tend to learn about issues only when problems arise instead of learning to prevent and educate. I want my kids to be informed before problems arise.

Heart Rate Shmart Rate: Pregnancy and Exercise

Tennille Melcher
February 2, 2017
This is the intro text for blog post 6.

Intraabdominal pressure: Good or Bad?

Tennille Melcher
September 30, 2015
The common thought being; intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) is not good for you... therefore any support worn around the belly must be harmful...assuming it increases IAP, meaning it...

Is it bad to wear a support or binder after childbirth?

Tennille Melcher
February 16, 2017
I can't help but cringe when I hear statements like: "wearing a support will make you

Midwife Musings

Tennille Melcher
April 5, 2017
A sage midwife once told me that part of helping a mother in labor was to bring love into the room.

Mom with twins, c-section & diastasis

Tennille Melcher
May 28, 2015
This mom is a GREAT example of what can happen when you proactively take care of the ...

Postpartum Exercise- Why You Should Proceed with Caution

Tennille Melcher
May 15, 2017
The misconception out there is that once you deliver, your body is ready to jump up and get back to all of its normal activities.

Postpartum Nutrition Survival Tips - Stay Connected

Tennille Melcher
June 14, 2016
Early postpartum can quickly send us into survival mode. We’re constantly feeding, changing diapers, going to doctor’s appointments and managing visits from friends and family - just to name a few....

Running with Anemia

Tennille Melcher
January 27, 2017
Most of you know that I love to run. Many of you know that I finally get to run my first Boston Marathon in April after qualifying for the 3rd time.

Running with Diastasis

Tennille Melcher
August 20, 2015
Running does not actually put a lot of outward pressure on the linea alba. Gravitational forces are going downward not forward.
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