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The single most dramatic aftermath of neglected childbirth…and how you can help

Life May 26, 2015

[Photo by Daniel C. White] When I heard about the work Wendy Powell is doing with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, I knew you would want to know about it too. When I was in Ethiopia a few years ago, one thing I remember feeling was a longing for pregnant women to have safe childbirths. Because my own pregnancies and childbirths were high-risk and at times downright dangerous, I couldn’t help wondering…

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Diastasis Recti Exercises That Work

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti October 21, 2014
Diastasis Recti Exercises that work

As moms, we can be hard on ourselves, can’t we? Just think of the last time you referred to yourself as not enough. Not skinny enough, not tough enough, not _____ enough. (Fill in the blank.) So when we decide to take our health in our hands, to lose the baby weight, to get strong, to fix a diastasis, the last thing we need is a trainer who makes us feel…

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How to do pelvic floor exercises

Fitness, Fitness - Ab & Core Exercises, Fitness - Diastasis Recti June 26, 2014

The following is a special post just for women from contributor Wendy Powell of MuTu System. Boys, avert your eyes until next time… Doing pelvic floor exercises is one of those things we‘re just supposed to know how to do. Midwives, health professionals, doctors and fitness instructors ask “You are doing your pelvic floor exercise aren’t you?” and we’ll nod emphatically, whilst clenching our undercarriage like crazy to make up for…

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Postpartum Exercise for Real Moms

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti February 4, 2014

The following is a guest post by contributor Wendy Powell of MuTu System. ***** What’s different about your life as a mom? Well, let’s see: Your body has changed – it’s emerged from pregnancy and childbirth with stretched bits, wobbly bits, weak bits, achy bits Your energy levels regularly dip – Whether your child is a newborn on a school kid, ‘tired’ is likely to be your default mode You…

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How Better Alignment Helps Fix Diastasis Recti

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti January 7, 2014

Raise your hand if your body is in perfect alignment.  …Yeah, me neither.  Wendy Powell of MuTu System is here to tell us why proper alignment is important and how to get there. If you’ve ever compared your body in pre-pregnancy pictures to post-baby shots of you looking rounder, softer and ‘still pregnant’, the thought may have crossed your mind that pregnancy wrecked your body. You’d kinda love to have…

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Eat well to heal your diastasis recti – How good nutrition can help your body to close ‘The Gap’

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti, Health, Nutrition December 3, 2013

It’s the first of the month, so Wendy Powell is back!  This time she is sharing nutrition tips that can help us close the gap of diastasis recti.   Healthy, real food has a powerful, positive effect on your body and your mind. Good nutrition blasts fat, reveals muscle. It makes hair shine, skin glow and joints feel supple. It creates energy, lifts spirits and keeps your mood even. A…

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5 Exercises to Heal Diastasis Recti

Fitness, Fitness - Diastasis Recti November 1, 2013

What exercises will really work to fix a Diastasis Recti gap? As promised I am giving you 5 of my very favorite exercises for healing, reconnecting and restoring your core. As I explained in my last post, Diastasis Recti is a symptom of excessive pressure inside the abdomen and pelvis. If you can reverse and minimize this pressure, the outward symptoms (diastasis, hernia, or even mild pelvic organ prolapse) can…

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