Top 3 Things To Know About Ab Separation

Top 3 Things To Know About Ab Separation

Do you have an ab separation / diastasis recti? I found out I had an ab separation (aka diastasis recti) when I was in a Pilates class and the teacher went around to check us all out. We were all new moms, and four out of five of us had an ab separation and we...
Video: Four ways to heal your perineum after birth

Video: Four ways to heal your perineum after birth

Your perineum may need some tender loving care!   Hello, lovely moms and moms-to-be!  Sylvia here, from Rock the Cradle. Today we’re talking about how to heal your perineum—yes, you heard me, your perineum—after giving birth. As you can imagine, your perineum and your...
Healing the perineum after giving birth

Healing the perineum after giving birth

In our Birth and Parent with Confidence Prenatal Classes, the question of perineal tearing during the pushing stage always comes up. Of course, we never want to tear. Sometimes women do, and sometimes they don’t. What happens if you do tear? Here’s a great...
Caring for baby’s umbilical stump

Caring for baby’s umbilical stump

Baby’s Umbilical Stump – WTF!? (What’s That Funk?) ‘Eeeew.’ ‘Disgusting.’ ‘It gives me the heebie-jeebies!’ ‘Can you clean it?’ I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say that most new parents are freaked out by their brand new baby’s belly button – or...
What to do about urinary incontinence after childbirth

What to do about urinary incontinence after childbirth

It all started at a wedding. I had just given birth to my first baby a few months before and was looking forward to some grown-up time with friends – without all the children. When the music began to play, the gang all joyously got up at once to dance. Just like we’d...
Don’t You Deserve A Postpartum Doula?

Don’t You Deserve A Postpartum Doula?

Wouldn’t you like to have a Postpartum Doula? ‘You’re a postpartum doula – it’s so wonderful that women with postpartum depression can have your loving support.’ I often hear this type of comment when discussing my work as a postpartum doula. Very often, people...