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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.

RECENT PODCAST EPISODES

Episode 343: Can You Prevent Diastasis Recti During Pregnancy?

In today’s episode, Anita and Jessie answer the VERY popular client question: can you prevent diastasis recti during pregnancy? They discuss why someone might want to prevent diastasis, what additional issues diastasis might set off, and just how important the way we talk about peoples’ bodies is.

Episode 342: Why Speaking Up Matters with Naush Ansari

In today’s episode, Jessie talks with Naush Ansari – fitness and nutrition coach, pregnancy and postpartum fitness specialist, engineer, wife, and mother of 3 – about how we, as humans, run our businesses while the world is a very difficult place to exist in. When there are events happening in the world that are so horrific: what are we to do? How do we exist as fitness and health professionals, business owners and CEOs amidst it all? Naush talks with us about everything from communication and social media activism, to incorporating personal values into your business and marketing.

Episode 341: Postpartum Sexual Health with Rachel Ollivier

In today’s episode, Anita talks with Rachel Ollivier, PhD NP(F) all about sexual health after birth. We cover why Rachel chose this area of research and what is being found, as well as tips to navigate pain, intimacy, and body image postpartum.

Episode 339: C-Section Scar Mobilization with Amanda Fisher

In today’s episode, Jessie talks with Amanda Fisher all about C-Section scare mobilization: what it is, how to do it (as a patient OR practitioner), and when! This is the audio of a special webinar, that until today, was only available to Jessie’s PFSA clients. Enjoy!

Episode 338: Do You Need a Strong Pelvic Floor to Push Baby Out During Birth?

In today’s episode, we are busting a myth you may have heard if you have been pregnant: your pelvic floor needs to be strong in order to push your baby out! While it’s not a bad thing to have a strong pelvic floor, we discuss why it’s unnecessary for the birthing process, and go through the benefits of a strong pelvic floor – in postpartum and pregnancy! Consider this a little sneak preview to Anita’s Free Prenatal Pelvic Floor Masterclass!

Episode 335: 4 Steps to Doing a Proper Kegel

In today’s episode, Jessie is going to walk us through how to do a proper kegel – or pelvic floor muscle contraction. She also discusses the evidence for pelvic floor muscle training, why kegels aren’t a catch all exercise, and leads us through our pelvic floor exercise for the day!

Meet Jessie

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.

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.