Everything you need to know about mommy thumb

Show of hands (or thumbs), how many of you have experienced thumb and/or wrist pain while trying to live your best mom life? If you’re like me, you slowly noticed increasing pain and tenderness while using your thumb and wrist during your child’s first year of life. If this sounds like you, read on to […]

Your Nursery Chair Should Be Your Biggest Investment. Here’s Why…

Did you know that on average, new moms spend 1,800 hours breastfeeding their baby during his/her first year of life!? This is the equivalent of a full time job with 3 weeks paid vacation! Ok, so where is our vacation!? When you think of the amount of time you will spend sitting nursing or bottle-feeding […]

Breastfeeding Products to Live your Best Breastfeeding Life

I have to be honest. During my first pregnancy, I did not fully prep for breastfeeding. What I failed to do with Noah (my firstborn) was really consider products that would support me in the best way physically. As a physical therapist, ergonomics are so important. I spent 20 months nursing Noah in a shoddy […]

My Top Recommendations for a Baby Moon in Northern Michigan.

In the beginning of April, my husband, Jimmy, and myself took an opportunity to take a baby moon. This pregnancy has been so different than my first. When I was pregnant with Noah, we were hustling hard to save money, pay down student loans, and we allowed this goal to overwhelm us. During this second […]

Should you perform Kegels during pregnancy?

The blog post where I rant but it is worth it. I know at some point you have been told to “just do your kegels.” You’ve heard this from your best friend, your mother, your grandmother, your OB-GYN, and maybe even a random old lady at the grocery store. Unfortunately, the advice to “just perform your kegels” is […]

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction During Pregnancy

Are you experiencing increased discomfort near your pubic bone? Maybe you notice it with sudden changes in movement, walking, putting on your pants, or rolling over in bed.  This discomfort is called Symphysis Pubis Discomfort or SPD for short. Some studies show that it can affect up to 25% of pregnant women.  So where exactly […]

How to Push Safely During Labor

So you have a little one on the way?! Congratulations, mama! Maybe this is your first pregnancy and you want to learn how to push safely and confidently but do not know where to start. Maybe you this is your second, third, or fourth pregnancy and you want to learn a different way to push. […]

You’re Probably Thinking “Why did a Physical Therapist Create a Birth Course?

I get it mama. I actually thought the same thing when my patients started telling me to create this course. But let me explain. As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I specialize in helping mamas with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. Typically (but not always), problems with peeing, pooping, and sex happen after delivering children. […]

So You’re Scared of Tearing during Birth?

Mama, I get it. I was scared too. Despite all of my knowledge as a pelvic floor physio, I still had concerns. But here’s the thing. Fear does not have to be part of your birth story. I have learned that preparing for birth takes more than just packing a hospital bag and going to […]

5 tips you need to know before returning to intercourse postpartum

Returning to intercourse after delivering a baby can be daunting for many women. Whether you had a cesarean or vaginal birth, intercourse may not feel the same as it was before baby. Common statements I hear from postpartum mamas include “I had an episiotomy and/or vaginal tearing, will I re-injure myself if I have sex?” […]