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If you're man is experiencing postpartum depression learn why and 4 ways you can help.

Postpartum Depression (PPD) doesn't just affect women, it can also affect our partners. Men, particularly may demonstrate early symptoms of PPD that we just aren't aware of. This month we've focused on teaching women (and men) more about how common it is for men experience this slump when baby is born. Today, I met with Core System Specialist and Father of 4 (including twins), Jim Harrison, DPT to chat about his experiences. Jim had fantastic advice on how he and his wife worked together to overcome challenges and depression, in early parenting years.

Watch the interview here.

Understanding the physiology behind depression - particularly in men, can help...

March 14, 2018

One of our Members brought up a great question!  What abdominal exercises can she be doing while she is progressing through the Mommy Ready Program?  

Although, my best advice is to stick strictly with the Program sequencing and remain consistent with the EXACT exercises of each phase, I know that we are impatient and want to do MORE.  I know, because I have been the same as I progress myself through the program.

I have been taking classes at my local gym and most classes have a core sequence at some point or another.  A good trainer will give you options and warn against doing an exercise that increases back pain or improper form.  I also like to have my own set of rules.

RULES for Abdominal Exercises when your Core System is st...

September 1, 2017

Being a mom is one of the toughest, yet most rewarding jobs in the world. Sounds cliche, I know. Before I became a mom, I never knew just how much physical strength mommy-ing requires. Lifting, holding, bending, pushing. All with a wriggling 10 pound being that can't even hold his head up!  

So how do I become the Super Mom, that takes care of my Super Baby? 

Here at Mommy Ready, we've found that finding Super Strength comes through correct core function. Learning how to use your core muscles (abs, pelvic floor, etc.) properly after childbirth is what we teach you in the Mommy Ready Postpartum program.    

Imagine your core muscle group as a cylinder around your spine....

August 19, 2017

I am thrilled to announce my new role as Program Director for the MommyReady Program.  I look forward to connecting with each of our current subscribers as well as reaching out to make new connections as awareness for postpartum care grows.  

I have been working with Heather Christiansen, PA-C, CSS for the past two years as she has created the MommyReady program.  She and I have spent a great deal of time in training as I was the first MommyReady Core System Specialist to receive her training.

My background is in Physical Therapy.  I have been practicing for 19 years and have gleaned a great passion for postpartum care.  I have been privledged with the opportunity to work with Greg Fritz, PT, RMSK, for the past 4 years allowing...

February 10, 2017

Preparing for childbirth is something I've been thinking about a lot recently as I was awaiting a new precious baby. I've been able to refine my methods over the years which I'm grateful for because I started out doing absolutely nothing. With my first baby, I had no idea what I was getting into and I went into labor blind. I had no coaching, no training, no previous experience watching another woman have a child, nothing at all. I'm grateful that I had youth and ignorance on my side. I have since given birth to eight more children. Over that time I've been able to see the value in preparing myself and it has drastically impacted my health, before and after childbirth. Here's what I do now to prepare my body and mind for childbirth....

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July 8, 2018

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