Knocked-Up Fitness and Wellness

What Affects Tearing in Birth?

What Affects Tearing in Birth? I’ve talked about push prep (super in-depth in my KnockedUp Fitness Program) and how to prepare for an easier birth, but today I wanted to talk about what actually affects tearing in birth.  There are 3 things I want to cover that I have found are really critical when it comes to having a positive…

What to Focus on First in Postpartum Recovery

What to Focus on First in Postpartum Recovery I get a lot of questions about what to focus on first in your postpartum recovery journey. I want to give you some excellent advice to help you navigate the unchartered waters of postpartum. A lot of women are told they can resume physical activity after their 6-week postpartum check-up, or 10-week check-up…

5 Ab Exercises to Try After a C-Section

Whether you’ve recently had a c-section or are 5+ years postpartum, you may be looking to strengthen your deep core and abs. I have 5 ab exercises that are perfect for after a c-section, no matter how long it’s been. If you’re tired of numbness in your lower abdomen or are just looking to wake up the pelvic floor, strengthening…

Infertility and health with Elizabeth King

Infertility and health, including sperm health. It’s no longer just about female health and egg health but if we aren’t addressing the mans health then that could be a big missing health piece for improving fertility. The good news it that men can pretty quickly improve the health of their sperm. Take a listen to my conversation about improving fertility…

Recovery Postpartum, Don’t Wait Until Your Done Having Babies

Recovery postpartum, don’t wait until your done having babies to heal your body postpartum. Enjoy this conversation with my Knocked-Up Fitness® client, Allie, mom of three. She’s an avid runner but started experiencing incontinence postpartum after her first pregnancy. She also started dealing with hip and back pain and found amazing relief when learning how to effectively strengthen her deep core and pelvic floor muscles during pregnancy. 

Things You Won’t Hear From Your OB-GYN

I get it. You want all of your pregnancy questions answered so you can do what’s best for your baby during pregnancy. Quite honestly, it may leave you feeling stuck or a bit overwhelmed. *Believe me, I’ve been there three times over.”  >>But I want to remind you of one thing: only you know what’s best for your baby.<< Whether…

How to Minimize Tearing during Childbirth

Have you been wondering how you can minimize tearing during childbirth? Maybe you’re looking up labor positions, or maybe you’re asking your girlfriends for advice but you are still wanting to do what it takes to prevent or minimize vaginal tearing. *Believe me, I’ve been there, too.*  Since I started working with prenatal women almost 20 years ago, I have…