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During pregnancy, your growing uterus and baby put extra pressure on your pelvic muscles. What can you do to keep those muscles in good working order, so they hold the pee in during pregnancy, let the baby slide out during birth, and remain toned during postpartum and beyond? Lisa Gillispie has answers.
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What we talked about:
Our love of being barefoot
The functions of a healthy pelvic floor
The problem with chairs and sedentary lives
Tuning in to the tension you carry in your pelvic floor
Move to keep it interesting
Effects of an out of balance pelvic floor on birth, and how to prevent them
Ditch the heels
Back the pelvis up!
Love your ischial spines
Pay attention to your body “cheats”
Kegels, squats or what?
Walk before you run, or modify before you squat
How your pelvic health related to a diastasis
Why doing a lot of core work makes you vulnerable to a diastasis (which can increase organ prolapse)
Stop sucking it in
Thoughts on perineal massage
Things to consider after the big stretch of vaginal birth
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Lisa Gillispie is passionate about helping women feel comfortable during pregnancy, give birth more easily, and, enjoy life after birth. In her work with women online and in-person, she uses craniosacral therapy, corrective exercises and somatic experiencing to help them improve their movement and alignment patterns and experience less pain and more ease in their daily life. She is a Nutritious Movement certified Restorative Exercise Specialist, craniosacral therapist and somatic experiencing student living in Columbus, OH with her husband and almost 7 year old daughter. She can often be found walking barefoot through her neighbors’ yards and is usually the only adult playing on the playground equipment.
Find out more on her website at lisallc.com, or follow the conversation on Facebook, Twitter (@LisaGillispie). You can also email her directly at Lisa [at] lisallc [dot] com.