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 278: From Bump to Birth Method to Recovery – Rachel’s Birth Story
In today’s episode, Anita talks with Rachel, who just went through the Bump to Birth program when preparing for her first birth. We’ll discuss Rachel’s pregnancy journey, birth experience, and where she is today!
Episode 277: Black Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America, with Ashley Mitchell
In today’s episode, Jessie talks with Ashley Mitchell regarding her experiences through pregnancy, postpartum and mothering as a Black woman in the United States. Particularly regarding her experience with breastfeeding!
Episode 276: Torticollis, Plagiocephaly and Tummy Time with Pediatric Physiotherapist Ella Van Bruinessen
In today’s episode, Anita talks with Pediatric Physiotherapist, Ella Van Bruinessen, all about three specific baby topics that many parents have!
Episode 275: How to Exercise in Pregnancy
In today’s episode, Jessie and Anita go through some tips and ideas around prenatal exercise. We’ve talked about this a lot over the years, but it’s time for a revisit!
Ep 274: Is Postpartum FOREVER?!
In today’s episode, Jessie and Anita address the question: is postpartum forever? We unpack whether this is a helpful or harmful idea, what it really means, and how we feel about the matter!
Episode 272: Birth Mindset and Language Adjustments with Madison Cleckler
In today’s episode, Jessie chats with Madison Cleckler about all things birth mindset, and how to have conversations about birth with our pregnant clients and patients.
Episode 271: REPLAY – Preparing for Subsequent Birth
In today’s replay of episode 227, Anita gives her top 5 tips for preparing for a subsequent birth.
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 269: Benefits, Plus How to Use a Birth Ball in Pregnancy
In today’s episode, Anita is talking about how to use a birth ball in pregnancy (No, they aren’t just for birthing!)
Jessie Mundell (she/her) is CEO at JessieMundell.com, 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.
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.