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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 326: To Pregnancy and Beyond is OPEN! (Meet Joelle, Twin Mom)

In today’s episode, Jessie talks with Joelle, a participant in the To Pregnancy and Beyond program! We talk through all sorts of things related to her experience and background with sport, a twin pregnancy, birth and recovery, and how her relationship with body, exercise and food all fit into this!

Episode 325: Why the 6-Week Postpartum Appointment Isn’t Enough

In today’s episode, Jessie and Anita chat all about that 6-week postpartum appointment – that “green light” appointment for exercise. We believe the 6-week checkup has a communication issue… and we are going to help you navigate this time with information you SHOULD be getting during that appointment.

Episode 324: How To Stop Leaking During Strength Training

In today’s episode, Jessie and Anita discuss what to do if you are leaking urine during workouts. We are going to focus on strength training, and what to do in the moment when you leak while lifting. Note: there is no shame in leaking, and there is nothing wrong with you! So, listen in as we discuss what to do in the moment, and what it all means!

Episode 323: REPLAY – Exercising with Prolapse 101

In today’s replay of Episode 223, Jessie and Anita discuss exercising with pelvic organ prolapse, and give considerations for those who want to engage in exercise to make it a more comfortable experience physically, mentally and emotionally.

Episode 322: Creating a Cozy and Calm Birthing Environment

In today’s episode, Anita is going to talk about the power of creating a cozy and calm birth space. So, whether you are planning to become pregnant, you are pregnant, or you work with pregnant clients, this episode will give you insights into things you may never have thought about before – because we aren’t usually thinking about the atmosphere, and how it can affect laboring, itself! So, whether you are having a home birth, hospital birth, or birth center birth, you will have tips and tricks to create this cozy and calm environment.

Episode 319: Top 8 Episodes of 2023

In today’s episode, Anita and Jessie run down the top 8 podcast episodes of 2023. In no particular order, they discuss everything from mentally and physically preparing for birth, to exercise and recovery…and beyond!

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.

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