I recently came across a social media post stating “Halt the Kegels!” It went on to say that pregnant women should not be doing Kegel exercises (pelvic floor contractions) and was followed by a long comment thread re-affirming this statement. As a Physical Therapist who specializes in pelvic health I am blown away by this linear and absolute way of thinking. Knowing what your pelvic floor does, and learning how to contract it and release it is INTEGRAL to a healthy pregnancy, delivery and recovery.
Our Exercise app, Pregnancy Weekly Workout has been named one of the Best Pregnancy Exercise Apps of the year by Healthline!
Life is a little crazy with a newborn and just-turned-two year old. I AM exercising, just not in the same way I did with only one kid. Here’s what exercise looks like now that we’ve got two little ones around the house:
Our “Mom and Baby Weekly Workout” app was featured in Kiwi magazine’s June/July issue. Kiwi encourages Moms to get “App Happy” with the Oh Baby app packed with 6 months of weekly postpartum fitness routines. The Mom & Baby Exercise app offers equipment free workouts that include your child. Each regimen is a dynamic hybrid of Yoga, Pilates and strength-training exercises. $4 iOS
Our “How to Push Out Your Baby” app was featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine’s July issue. Pick up a copy of the magazine and also download our app. “In case it isn’t obvious, this straightforward app is all about the exit strategy for your baby on the way. In a series of five short videos, (between one and three minutes each) you’ll learn all about the simple but effective coordinated pushing technique, which promises to efficiently help you evict your “wombmate” on the big day. Download it before your due date so you can practice ahead of time. $8 for iOS.”
Sciatic pain is a common occurrence during pregnancy- but that doesn’t mean you should have to suffer through it! We’ve had clients (and instructors) who had to be put on bed rest while pregnant because the pain was so excruciating that they were unable to walk. It’s no joke! I wanted to share some things you can try to help alleviate the pain.
Oh Baby! Fitness has three great exercise apps available on iTunes that you can download to start working out now! We’ve designed 3 mobile apps to help Moms get in shape during pregnancy and after and also to teach you how to push your baby out easily and effectively with NO FEAR! Download today!
We’ve got some exciting news- today we are releasing an app that will teach women all over the world the technique of Coordinated Pushing. Now women don’t have to be in Atlanta, or taking an Oh Baby! Fitness class to learn the super simple (it’s five steps), super effective (we get emails every day from clients about how successful it was) technique. I couldn’t be more excited, and honestly more proud to share this app with the world. The app is called exactly what it is: How to Push Out Your Baby.
Oh Baby! Fitness has released a new mom & baby exercise mobile app on iTunes: the Mom & Baby Weekly Workout. The app offers a specific exercise for every week after the birth of baby…all the way to 6 months postpartum! Download it today and start your own personalized and safe exercise routine with your baby!
Co-owner and Senior Instructor Kathleen Donahoe was recently interviewed by partner Piedmont Hospital about the best tips for exercise and weight loss for new moms. Our Mom & Baby Pilates class was profiled too. Check out the story here: