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Episode 27: Misconceptions About Postnatal Fitness Coaching

by | Aug 14, 2018 | 1 comment

Episode 27: Misconceptions About Postnatal Fitness Coaching

This week on the To Birth and Beyond Podcast, part 3 of our Postpartum Miniseries, we talk about 5 misconceptions about postnatal fitness coaching.

Really, what we are talking about, is where Jessie went wrong for many years coaching postpartum exercise and how we have changed our ideas and thoughts about how we work with these populations to best serve them in an effective manner.

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Resources and References:


To  Birth  & Beyond  Podcast Episode  10 –

Vlog  with Jessie  & Anita – How  to increase exercise  intensity postpartum the  smart way:


Time Stamps:


1:02 – Shout out to – and sharing a review of our show from – Christina Lane!

2:20 – Anita and Jessie tell us how much they have changed as practitioners over the last 5 years.

4:23 – Misconception #1: Thinking your clients need to have perfect form in exercise.

6:46 – Misconception #2: Coaching neutral spine on everything.

10:36 – Misconception #3: Always consciously engaging the pelvic floor in strength training reps.

13:50 – Misconception #4: Positioning exercise as something we do to be good role models for our children, or to have the energy to take care of our babies.

16:45 – Misconception #5: The “Do and Don’t” exercises for core and pelvic floor dysfunction, particularly diastasis and pelvic organ prolapse.

20:27 – On the next episode of To Birth and Beyond…