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C-Section and Natural Birth Recovery

When I found out I would have to have a c-section I was devastated. After finding out my baby was breech, I tried everything to get him to turn: swimming, standing on my head, other inversions, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic adjustments….I even tried lying in a warm bath with frozen green beans on my ribcage! I was desperate to have the natural birth I’d envisioned and for my baby to go through the birthing process.

After accepting that this wasn’t going...

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Pilates for Pregnancy: 34 Weeks

(Reposted from my previous Hummingbird Pilates blog)

Today I’m 34 weeks pregnant and yesterday I had a great lesson with Alisa Wyatt at Vintage Pilates. It felt so wonderful to move and have a strong workout. I’ve been amazed to discover what my pregnant body is capable of and how much I can still do. It’s also been fun to ease off the intensity of my workouts and just enjoy moving and stretching. While I’ve still been challenging myself, I’ve a...

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Pilates for Pregnancy: 22 Weeks

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I wanted to share my current mat workout that I’m enjoying at twenty-two weeks. While I can do all these exercises, I usually just do a collection of them to keep my body limber and feeling strong. Remember to listen to your own body (I’ve been doing Pilates for over ten years!), listen to your doctor and listen to your own Pilates instructor. If you want help, I’d love to teach you!

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