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
Today, we are talking with Bianca and Natasha, co-founders of bebo mia which offers training, mentorship, and community for your pregnancy, birth, and parenting biz!
Together, we discuss plus size pregnancy, and the implications that go along with it. This includes – but isn’t limited to – considerations for plus size bodies, how plus size bodies in pregnancy are managed, advocating for plus size bodies, and – moving forward – how fitness and health professionals can better support those that are considered plus size during pregnancy and birth.
On today’s episode, we talk about not only the decision to have or not have children, but also the public conversation around it in 2019, the “right” things to do when it comes to your family, and the feelings we have all had regarding this topic and beyond.
On this episode, we address listener questions – and some of our own – regarding incontinence before, during and after pregnancy!
On today’s podcast, we delve into our top 4 strategies for returning to high impact exercise following the birth of your babe(s)!
This time on the podcast, we revisit the top pregnancy and postpartum episodes of 2018! You will learn what we loved, highlights, resources, etc! Is your interest piqued? Listen to the full episodes anytime!
On this week’s episode, we talk with Deb Flashenberg, of the Prenatal Yoga Center, all about the benefits of yoga during pregnancy, when to go for it, when to avoid it, and preparing for birth!
On this episode, we talk with Alexia Leachman about clearing fears before birth, the fear-tension-pain cycle, and more when it comes to fear around childbirth – and how we can become fear-free
On this episode, we talk with Sonja Herbert about her experience changing the game when it comes to fitness with her focus on black women, as well as her own pregnancy and birth experiences.
We dive into sharing key tips about preparing your body for birth, bust some birth prep myths surrounding ‘kegels’, share our own experience preparing for birth and how we help clients prepare for birth (both vaginal or caesarean).
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.
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.