The postpartum pelvic floor: Prolapse and tearing 101

The postpartum pelvic floor: Prolapse and tearing 101

Guest post by: Amadea S. Kezar M.Sc. PT – Pelvic Health Physiotherapist The pelvic floor. We know it’s there but it often isn’t until something goes wrong with it that it becomes a presence in our daily life…and unfortunately this becomes a reality for about a third to half of women postpartum. The pelvic floor […]

5 ways teaching yoga makes me a better mom

5 ways teaching yoga makes me a better mom

I recently certified as a children’s yoga teacher and am loving everything about it. It has changed my quality of life and made me a better mom. Here’s how: I get to work three days a week! This really only adds up to about eight hours total, but those eight hours allow me to rejuvenate […]

Bonding and sweating with baby: Postpartum fitness classes help new moms get back into shape

Bonding and sweating with baby: Postpartum fitness classes help new moms get back into shape

BY JENN HARDY THE SUBURBAN, Nov. 10, 2010 There are many reasons for new moms to exercise regularly. Some women are motivated by the thought of getting back the body they had 10 months ago. Others start exercising to release serotonin, hopefully warding off the baby blues or postpartum depression. Whatever the motivation behind taking […]

Prenatal yoga has many benefits before, during and after birth

Prenatal yoga has many benefits before, during and after birth

BY JENN HARDY THE SUBURBAN, Nov. 3, 2010 Jill Campbell is a prenatal yoga advocate. Not only did the mother of Denya, five, and Koren (Koko) nine months, practice yoga throughout both of her pregnancies, she now teaches prenatal yoga to expecting moms across the city. She says the benefits of practising prenatal yoga are […]

My heart sure feels twice as big!

My heart sure feels twice as big!

I’ve been continuing my prenatal yoga classes three times a week at Studio Bliss. I look forward to those classes more than I look forward to dessert. And I love dessert these days! There are three teachers that regularly teach the mamas-to-be, and they are all amazing human beings. Thank you Leah, Lisa and Jill! […]

The Dirty Douze

The Dirty Douze

Camping’s safe when you’re pregnant, it’s the pesticide-covered food you might eat that’s dangerous I recently took an amazingly romantic camping trip to Canada’s East Coast with the man who, on that trip, became my fiance. We drove from Montreal to Maine and popped onto the Digby Ferry where he asked me to marry him. […]

Could I really be having twins?!

Could I really be having twins?!

Today was my first prenatal yoga class. It was everything I could have hoped for and more. It was relaxing and wonderful. For the first time in my life, yoga didn’t mean pushing 100%. I was told to go to 70%. No back bends, which I never liked anyways. Just slow, gentle movements. A little […]

Mama yoga, here I come!

Mama yoga, here I come!

I’ve done yoga off and on for more than ten years. It is during the spurts in my life that I regularly practice yoga that life is most awesome. I was really into hot yoga for a while. I did a work exchange at the Moksha studio across the street from me. Four hours of […]