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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 314: The Importance of Including a Doula in Your Birthing/Postpartum Team, with Samantha Garcia Gagnon

In today’s episode, Anita welcomes special guest, Samantha Garcia Gagnon, who will be chatting all about the role of a birth doula and postpartum doula. Since having her own kids, Anita uses and shares doula information in combination with physiotherapy expertise in her physical practice and Bump to Birth Method, while encouraging folks to have the support of a doula as part of their birth prep (and recovery) team.

Episode 311: Signs & Examples of How to Modify Exercise in Pregnancy

In today’s episode, Anita and Jessie talk about exercise modifications for pregnancy. Jess and Anita commonly get asked questions like: should I modify? WHEN should I modify? And more! They go over some signs that you may want to modify, as well as some modifications you may want to try!

Episode 310: A Day In The Life of Perinatal Business Owners & Moms

In today’s episode, Anita and Jessie share what their lives look like as business owners and moms. They go over typical days, expectations, and strategies for what works for them, in hopes that it could help some folks trying to navigate their changing day-to-day!

Episode 308: Exactly What To Teach Your Clients About The Core And Pelvic Floor For Improved Results

In today’s episode, Jessie shares a piece of her recent live workshop called: “Beyond the Kegel”. It’s for fitness and health professionals who want to learn how to most effectively – and with better results – coach core and pelvic floor to their pregnant, postpartum, or pelvic health clients. REMINDER: Every client or patient you ever work with will have a pelvic floor, so this information is necessary for practitioners working with populations of any kind. You are going to hear exactly how to educate your clients re: the core and pelvic floor – how to explain to them what the core and pelvic floor are, what functions they serve, and what hey need to know so they can harness the power of the pelvic floor in their daily lives. As a bonus, you will hear the 3-step pelvic floor coaching process that Jessie takes all her clients through.

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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