Have you ever asked, “why did no one tell me?” when it comes to changes with your body, core and pelvic floor?

You’re Not Alone!

This is why the To Birth and Beyond Podcast was created. Discover why hundreds of people around the world have turned to Jessie and Anita for information that no one talks about surrounding these changes during pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum stages of life.

RECENT PODCAST EPISODES

Episode 38: Surprise Pregnancies

Today on the show, we are talking all about the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and decisions made around our own surprise second pregnancies!

Episode 35: Postpartum Mental Health with Olivia Scobie

Today we talk with special guest, Olivia Scobie, all about postpartum mental health. We cover everything from mental health complications, early indicators, and how you can support loved ones through a rough postpartum period.

Episode 34: Body Image, Race, Racism and Intersectional Feminism with Chrissy King

Today we talk with special guest, Chrissy King, all about the strength training journey, body image, race, racism, and intersectional feminism. I would LOVE to say that we covered it all, but we just got the tip of the iceberg! Take a listen for a little crash course from our brilliant guest, and stay tuned for future episodes alongside her!

Episode 33: Pregnancy Support Garments

Today is episode #3 of our 3-part pregnancy miniseries: Pregnancy Belly Support Garments. We go over what has worked for us, as well as talk through different brands, and why it’s important to talk about supporting one another in our belly support choices!

Episode 32: Pregnancy Body Image

Today is episode #2 of our 3-part pregnancy mini series: Pregnancy Body Image. We talk all about the feelings around our rapidly changing bodies as we make room for baby, and how to handle outside – and inner – dialogue about our bodies.

Meet Jessie

Jessie Mundell is mama-in-chief at JessieMundell.com, where she’s helped hundreds of moms feel strong, confident, and EMPOWERED with fitness programs tailored to THEIR specific needs. With a trunk-load of degrees in prenatal and postnatal exercise, Jessie supports mothers in their self-care so they can heal faster, reconnect with their bodies, and develop an impenetrable confidence & energy that translates to their families and life. Her programs, To Pregnancy and Beyond and Core + Floor Restore , focus on effective exercise during pregnancy, rehab of the core and pelvic floor for moms, postpartum and C-section recovery, and give thriving mamas permission to live joy-filled lives.

Meet Anita

A Pelvic Health and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist with a focus on prenatal and postpartum care as well as a Certified Pilates Instructor and Certified in Acupuncture / Dry Needling. She graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Anita is one of the select few physiotherapists in Canada to receive advanced training in labour support, which blends orthopaedic physiotherapy expertise with birth doula support.

Anita believes, “It doesn’t just take a village to raise a child. It takes a village to raise a mama.” As a new mama, she sees how important it is to have a support team surrounding a woman during pregnancy, birth and beyond. She loves to collaborate with other birth, health and fitness professionals to help each women attain their health goals.

Anita’s practice, Holistic Health Physiotherapy, is focused on guiding women to prevent and heal physical ailments that are common but shouldn’t be considered their ‘new normal’ during pregnancy or postpartum stages of life. This will ultimately help a woman become stronger and more confident in her body more than ever.

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