Frequently Asked Questions
Where did Postpartum Movement Academy come from?
Fitness is a major part of my life and I knew I wanted to return to fitness in the safest way possible without sacrificing my physical or mental health.
I compiled all the research from my background in Pelvic Floor Occupational Therapy and Pre/Postnatal Corrective Exercise certifications and developed a plan to get back to basics with my function and fitness.
I'm already doing kegels, isn't that enough?
I wish that it were but recovering from pregnancy and healing diastasis recti requires more than kegels and a good ab circuit.
To bring your body back to full function, the goal isn't JUST to close the gap! Our goal is to properly heal and strengthen the deep inner layers of your core that traditional fitness does not focus on.
What if I don't have the time to spend 30 minutes a day working out?
Sometimes we have to get a little creative. Whether that's splitting up our 30-minute workout into 10 minutes throughout the day, while we are doing housework, with kiddos, during our lunch break, or waking up a tiny bit earlier to get it in first thing in the morning! Because it's accessible from any device, you can be as flexible as you need to!
What if I miss a week? or miss an exercise?
Life happens to all of us! Listen to your body. If you have established the foundational skills, freshen up on what you did before you took your break, and if you feel your body still has the skills then continue where you left off!
If you miss more than 2 weeks, I suggest repeating the last week that you did and then decide to move on from there. This program was designed to fit around your life intentionally!
Will this completely heal my diastasis?
Some women have used this program as a stepping stone in their journey and others have experienced full closure before finishing out the 14 weeks.
Occasionally women may need to take more steps, get in-person pelvic floor therapy or consider other alternatives.
Can't I just find all these exercises on youtube? What makes this different?
You may find similar exercises but without the correct exercise pairing, pattern, and positioning your progress may be seriously halted.
If you want to see progress consistently you have to appropriately progress your workouts to heal your core in the RIGHT order. That is what this program provides.
Is it too late for me?
It's never too late to start! Your journey may be different but that doesn't mean that you can gain core strength and function!
How do I know if this program is right for me?
If you've had a baby, this is for you! Men and women of all walks of life can benefit from a pelvic floor and core strengthening program.
Unfortunately, many are not taught about the importance of core strength and pelvic floor health until it is too late.
Learning the foundational pieces of core strength will benefit you for life, not just within the immediate postpartum period. Core strength is about life-long health, not external appearances.
What's included in the program?
The program includes 14 weeks of guided pelvic floor and core rehabilitation exercises (70 total) that are gentle, proven, and progressive for the journey of every mama! You can repeat each phase until you feel ready to move on to the next! See above for more details!