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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.


Episode 270: Understanding the Impacts of Weight and Size Stigma in Pregnancy

In today’s episode, Jessie sits down with Nicola Salmon who works in fertility and pregnancy education coaching and guidance with folks who are in larger or bigger bodies, who are navigating these healthcare systems in which they might be having a difficult time directly because of the weight and size stigma that exists everywhere, but particularly within trying to conceive and through the pregnancy, birthing, and postpartum processes. This is key, especially if you are a fitness and health pro working with pregnant and postpartum people – to understand the impacts of weight and size stigma on patient health – or understanding your own experience as a pregnant person in the body you live in right now!

Episode 268: Building Healthy Discipline with an Exercise Routine

In today’s episode, Jessie takes the time to discuss what healthy discipline is around exercise (this is originally being released at the beginning of the year, during all of the “New Year, New You,” body talk). It’s time to feel more peace and calm as you go into thinking about your workout routine!

Episode 262: Do Not Strive For A Belly Only Pregnancy

In today’s episode, Jessie and Anita talk out their frustration around marketing to pregnant and postpartum folks regarding belly-only pregnancy (an uncontrollable factor in pregnancy…). We talk about the feeling of needing to control a pregnant body, and the pressures to “bounce back”.

Episode 261: Physical Recovery Tips for C-Section Births

In today’s episode, Jessie and Anita dive deep into the physical recovery after having a cesarean birth. Of course we’ve discussed this throughout the lifetime of the podcast – but we are constantly looking to go deeper and update any information from before. Because, just like you, we are constantly learning and growing! Enjoy!

Meet Jessie

Jessie Mundell (she/her) is CEO at, where she’s helped thousands of moms and parents feel strong, confident, and EMPOWERED with fitness programs tailored to THEIR specific needs. With degrees in prenatal and postnatal exercise, Jessie supports parents in their self-care so they can heal faster, reconnect with their bodies, and develop a sense of confidence & capability that translates to their lives. 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 folks permission to enjoy their bodies.

Meet Anita

Anita Lambert (she/her) is 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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