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Below you’ll find a collection blog posts and my favorite resources for pregnancy, motherhood, menopause, and beyond.

Ladies, Meet Your Clitoris!

Yes, I’ve been swept up in the month of love but it’s not flowers or chocolates or the heart shaped cupcakes that smack you in the face as you enter any grocery store this week that I want to discuss.  It’s your clitoris. If you just spit out your coffee, grab a...

Delivery Day Fears

I’ve been working with pregnant women for over 10 years.  In my Prenatal Pilates class we start each class with a theme or educational topic.  During our last class, once we’ve had a chance to get to know one another and let our guard down, the women take turns going...

A Letter From Your 55 Year Old Self

Hey Beautiful, Younger Version of Me, Let me start out by saying what a fabulous job you’re doing overall.  If I remember correctly, my younger self craved praise and held the opinions of others in high regard.  I’m happy to report that with each passing year, you...

A Letter from Your Vulva

Dear Owner, Hello up there from down here.  I was hoping we might have a few words.  You don’t look at me as much as I would like and I feel I have been mis-treated.  In case you haven’t noticed, I am beautiful.  And unique.  See, no two vulvas are exactly alike;...

Why isn’t my stomach flat after pregnancy?

"Why isn't my stomach flat after pregnancy?" This is one of the most-asked questions I get as a Women’s Health PT and Postnatal Pilates Specialist.  It’s a question I vividly remember asking myself one week after the birth of my first child, when my once flat stomach...

Why Movement Is More Important Than Exercise

It seems we’ve gotten a little turned around.  If I were to have a deliciously healthy breakfast of chicken sausage and onions over a bed of quinoa and then have fast food and soda for lunch and dinner, would you look back on my day and conclude that it was a...

Let Go of These Exercises

It can be hard to let go of the familiar, the comfortable, the predictable. But just as the seasons of our lives change, so must we adapt our exercise programs to reflect our ever-changing hormonal landscape.

Nine Things I’ve Learned in my 39th Year

On July 22nd I will turn 40.  I typically don't make a big deal out of my birthday and don't particularly enjoy being in the spotlight.  This year, I do feel like celebrating though.  More of a quiet, introspective celebration of all that I have learned (and have yet...

DRA and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Diastasis Rectus Abdominus is an abnormal separation of the rectus abdominus ("6-pack") muscles that occurs from excessive, repetitive force on the connective tissue of the abdominal wall.  While this condition is not unique to the pregnant individual, women who are...

How Much Do You Know About Osteoporosis? Plus, a Workout Sneak Peek!

How much do you know about osteoporosis? Test your bone/osteoporosis knowledge by answering these 6 questions. Questions: 1) At what age does a woman reach peak bone mass? 2) What % of bone loss will a woman experience over a lifetime? 3) Women over 65 should have a...

Being Brave this Swimsuit Season

Swimsuit season is approaching!  Will you be brave this summer?  As these photographers remind us, “There is incredible beauty in Imperfection.” "A Mother's Beauty" // HOBBS PHOTOGRAPHY http://people.com/bodies/postpartum-photoshoot-showcase-moms/

Embracing Imperfection

I’m in love with this article by Dr. Aviva Romm called Perfectionism, Is it Pushing You Into Adrenal Overdrive?  She explains some symptoms that suggest you may be struggling with Perfectionism and the first one is: You’re frequently or chronically stressed out or...

Let’s Talk About Sex (after) Baby

In Week 3 of my Postnatal Pilates class our topic is “Let’s Talk About Sex (after) Baby.” The reasons most women don’t want to have intercourse or don’t enjoy intercourse can usually be broken down into 3 main categories:  Pain, Emotional Factors, and Pelvic Floor...

Making Peace With Aunt Flo

I don't remember exactly when I got my first period.  I only remember that it was well after attending the "Julie's Story" presentation at school in 5th grade.  The one where only the girls got called down to the gymnasium at our school and returned to class with...