Incontinence

Posted on 21 January 2019 by Brittany Van Gilder

Why You Need to Prioritize Sleep

Posted on 11 January 2019 by Brittany Van Gilder

Sciatic Nerve Pain

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Brittany Van Gilder

Why I Celebrate

Posted on 25 December 2018 by Brittany Van Gilder

Who Should Be on My Postpartum Team

Posted on 21 December 2018 by Brittany Van Gilder

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Brittany Van Gilder

Incontinence

Incontinence can be one of those issues that you find embarrassing to discuss with anyone else – even those who are close to you. Who wants to admit that they leak when they sneeze or cough? Or that jumping, or squatting makes you worried that you’re going to have a wet spot on your leggings? Or that you always have to know where the nearest bathroom is, in case a sudden urge hits you and you can’t control your bladder? While these experiences are not pleasant, they are common, and you are definitely not alone.

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Why You Need to Prioritize Sleep

Sleeping habits can vary largely from woman to woman even before pregnancy. Many people have a different nighttime routine that they like to follow – and maybe some don’t have any routine in particular! However, whether you sleep well before pregnancy or not, you may find that your sleep can change dramatically while pregnant.

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Sciatic Nerve Pain

Whether you’ve had back pain on and off your whole life, or it’s something new that has developed during your pregnancy, you know that back pain can entire day-disrupting problems. Typically, back pain will occur worst in the lower back, near your sciatic nerves. Pain can be localized to your back, but for many women, it radiates down one or both legs, and sometimes even all the way to the feet! Obviously, this pain is not one that you want to have to deal with on a regular basis!

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Why I Celebrate

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the sights and sounds of the season. I love hearing Christmas music in all the stores. I love looking for gifts for friends and family and watching them open those gifts up on Christmas day. I love the time to reflect on the past year. Failures and successes, happy times and sad, victories and defeats; adventures taken, lessons learned, and wisdom imparted.

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Who Should Be on My Postpartum Team

While pregnancy and postpartum are very close in proximity time-wise, they are very different as far as physical demands, emotional toll, and even time management. Instead of just you with a really big belly, now you’ve got a little one taking up a lot of your time…and sleep!! As I’ve mentioned before, giving birth can easily be compared to going through a rather severe trauma.

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7 Exercises to Strengthen your Glutes and Improve your Posture

As I’ve emphasized before, posture during pregnancy and postpartum is extremely important; and proper posture can help to alleviate symptoms felt throughout these chapters. When talking about correct posture, sometimes we tend to only think of straight shoulders and a head held high. However, there are many other muscles and parts of your body that contribute to having good posture.

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