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FIVE Truths for the Postpartum Momma

The VERY BEST THING you can do for your postpartum body is to BE KIND to it. Move it out of kindness, not out of striving or shame.

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I’m Tanya.
I’ve learned that a little bit of intentionality goes a long way in accomplishing the goals we set for ourselves. This blog is meant to equip you with just that - simple tips, tricks, advice, and encouragement that help you live an intentional life. 
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I believe our bodies are designed to heal, and they let us know when we’re not living well.  When I’m exhausted during the day, my body might be indicating that I need more sleep. If I’m hungry after eating an hour earlier, my body might be indicating that I need more protein. If I feel […]

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If someone would look at my history, they’d say I’m a recipe for leaking, vaginal heaviness/pressure, diastasis, and more! And if anyone can say it’s possible to never think about these things or have them affect your life, it’s ME!

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my 6 tips for postpartum weight loss and reframing your mindset around your body postpartum

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“I was told I had prolapse by my OBGYN at my annual appointment. Is there any way to fix this beyond surgery?”

The short answer is absolutely yes. It’s possible to “fix” most prolapses without surgery, but I want to explain it a little further so you have a better idea of WHAT prolapse is and how physical therapy can help.

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Chelsey is an OB package patient with baby #2 on the way! You’re going to see a lot more of Chelsey over the next few months (currently 18 weeks pregnant) as she’s agreed to share her prenatal and postpartum journey with you as a wife, mom, teacher, and athlete who desires to feel her absolute best and […]

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An all-or-none mentality is hindering your postpartum healing. You compare what you used to do for exercise before babies and feel like a failure because you no longer can spend 45-60 minutes at the gym each day. I get it – b/c I personally have struggled with this, as have many of my patients. But […]

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STOP trusting your pelvic floor rehab to someone who’s never actually worked with vaginas. Would you trust your ACL rehab to some online “expert” who’s never rehabbed a knee? When you finished with surgery, how would you feel if the Dr said, “Ok, there are some great rehab options on YouTube – go check them […]

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Want to know two questions I get a lot:Why do I leak if I’ve never had a baby?And why do I leak if I’ve never given birth vaginally?👇🏼 Here are some facts: 1. A study done at 6 months postpartum comparing women who gave birth vaginally vs. cesarean showed equal numbers of leaking in both […]

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Your body is ALREADY good. You can actually be thankful for your body, celebrate your body, AND also want to see your body BE WELL!

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