Core and pelvic floor health is something that is often not considered during their pregnancy; however, during the postpartum period mom’s may notice that they still look pregnant, experience a little leaking when laughing or working out, or have pain in their back or lower body. It’s really important to address these issues to feel your very best! Wendy breaks down this complex topic and provides practical tips and inspiration. This is a must listen for pregnant women and women in the postpartum. Even if you don’t think you’re dealing with core or pelvic floor issues, you’ll want to tune into to understand how you can reduce or prevent problems in the future. We know you’ll love Wendy’s positive and empowering message!
Wendy is an expert in postpartum and postpregnancy exercise, and after working with thousands of women who suffer from Mummy Tummy (aka pregnancy belly and weak pelvic floor), she realized how misinformed most of them were, specifically when it came to exactly how their abdominal muscles change as a result of pregnancy. Which is why helping women to not only look and feel fabulous, but also to be strong, pain-free, supple and fully functional, continues to be her inspiration and motivation. Medically endorsed MuTu System is a 12-week program with a whole-body approach to alignment that can help help all moms, new and old, rebuild a foundation for a strong core with natural activation, a healthy pelvic floor, and will get them on the road to achieving their pre-baby body.
[1:09] Stephanie’s Updates
[2:45] Wendy’s Introduction
[4:10] Wendy’s Story + Why she created the MuTu System
[7:30] Why core and pelvic floor problems are so prevalent
[8:55] Why you need to approach healing through a whole body approach vs. focusing on a few core exercises
[9:55] What diastasis recti is
[14:19] Why hernia surgeries may not work
[14:40] What exercises are safe and which are best to avoid
[18:30] How soon after birth can moms safely begin working on their core
[20:05] The differences between what is common and what is normal. The deal with urinary incontinence postpartum.
[22:40] Diastasis recti and future pregnancies
[24:40] What tailbone pressure and pain could be a sign of and a simple step to help it
[29:08 ] Wendy’s top tips for healing the core and pelvic floor
[37:08] Info about the MuTu System
Please remember that the views on this podcast and website are not meant to be substituted for medical advice, shouldn’t be used to diagnose, treat or cure any conditions, and are intended for general information purposes only.
Join us in this episode as we learn more about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), one of the most prevalent hormonal imbalances and top cause of infertility and subfertility in women. This interview with Stefani Ruper from Paleo for Women will help you better understand what PCOS is, how to determine your personal PCOS type, the optimal way to eat with PCOS, how to balance your hormones naturally, if PCOS is reversible and the 3 top strategies to manage your PCOS symptoms and boost your fertility.
Stefani Ruper's bio: Stefani Ruper is the author of the best-selling paleo women’s health manifesto Sexy by Nature: The Whole Foods Solution to Radiant Health, Lifelong Sex Appeal and Soaring Confidence. She is the voice behind the Paleo for Women blog and The Paleo Women Podcast. Stefani holds degrees from Dartmouth College and Boston University. She is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at Oxford University in Oxford, England.
[1:28] Stephanie's update
[6:10] Aglaée's update
[9:05] What is PCOS? - Signs, symptoms and diagnosis
[12:53] Risks of PCOS (in both overweight and normal-weight women!)
[16:16] The 4 main types of PCOS
[22:22] Natural ways to balance estrogen levels (high and low)
[26:22] Optimal way to eat with PCOS
[29:16] Menu example for PCOS
[32:00] Tracking calories and macronutrients
[35:41] Pregnancy and PCOS
[38:35] Is PCOS curable or reversible?
[41:22] Stefani's top 3 strategies for women with PCOS
[44:44] The connection between digestive health and PCOS
[46:09] Details about Stefani's website, books and programs
Join us as we talk about fun, simple and creative way to nourish you baby and toddler. In this episode, we discuss food introduction, the differences between feeding an infant and a toddler, fun feeding products, tips and tricks for dining out, preventing fussy eaters and Rochelle's 3 top tips for successful infant & toddler feeding. For more about Baby-Led Weaning, we also suggest you have a listen to episode 014.
Rochelle's bio: Rochelle Serna is a nutritional therapist with a background in child & family development. She combines ancestral nutrition, the newest science, & a holistic approach to provide nourishing tools for natural fertility, pregnancy, & healthy babies.
Rochelle's mama manifesto:
I'm not sure why people insist on telling me that I'm denying my son experiences, or that he'll sneak candy & junk food behind my back as soon as he's old enough to do so (saying it in a tone to hurt me?). By educating & implementing healthy eating practices with my son I am not depriving him. In fact, I'm giving him a gift. Not only will he be set up with the building blocks for a lifetime of health, but he will be able to make informed & educated choices about the food he eats & the way that he cares for his body for the rest of his life. He will have many, many wonderful experiences. He will taste many incredible foods. He will be given autonomy to choose what he wants to eat & do, & I will have the knowledge that he is not doing so blindly.