Postpartum

The do’s and don’ts of returning to exercise after a caesarean section

Moms out there who have had or are planning to have a caesarean we’d like to give you a few tips and coping mechanisms regarding that sometimes very scary and difficult recovery period. First and foremost a caesarean delivery can be considered as major abdominal surgery therefore postpartum return to exercise must be delayed until…

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Mommy guilt

  It was 4:30pm, and I (Kit) was literally down to counting the minutes until my husband got home. He’d walk in the door, and I’d come close to throwing my irritable 4-month-old daughter at him and bursting into tears. This whole mommying-all-day thing was causing me to become someone I barely recognized. I was…

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What is this abdominal separation everyone is talking about?

Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) is commonly defined as a gap of roughly 2.7 cm or 2 to 3 fingers between the inner two sides of the rectus abdominis muscle (A paired muscle running vertically on each side of the anterior wall of the abdomen). This distance between the right and left rectus abdominis muscles is created by the stretching of…

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What my 3 month old daughter taught me about self love

  Around a year ago, I (Kit) blogged this post on my Caitlyn de Beer site; but I thought it super relevant for this page too, so here it is. My tiny tot’s name is Sarah Hope, and I love every inch of this little chubby cherub. Weighing in the 85th percentile of bubs her…

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Why wait ’til Monday? Make a habit of exercise today!

It’s Sunday and yes of course you eat that last chuckle, I mean everything only ever starts on a Monday right? On Mondays our dreams are reignited, our goals written down, alarm clocks set. We go into the new week with every expectation that THIS week it all changes!!! So why is it that by…

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To belly wrap or not after pregnancy

  Postpartum belly wrapping is a tradition in numerous cultures and has been for thousands of years. Historically they have been used for people with lower back pain as well as tummy tucks because they increase abdominal support. But with child birth and postpartum recovery, these wraps can help women recovering from a vaginal or…

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