Well Mama - Module 2

KEYS TO PHYSICAL RECOVERY, NUTRIENT OPTIMIZATION AFTER PREGNANCY AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE HEALING FOR MAMA + MAKING THE MOST NOURISHING BREASTMILK FOR YOUR BABY

 

Step 1: A quick hello and Assessment

(Approximate audio length: 2.5 minutes)

 
 

Activity:

An assessment: How are you feeling in your body?

 
 

 

Step 2: The major things you need to know to heal properly

 

What we will cover: 

  • Key things that nobody seems to teach new mamas about when they leave the hospital

  • Nutrient replenishment after pregnancy and birth: why and how?

  • Reducing inflammation: why and how?

  • Healing your connective tissue and skin after pregnancy and birth: why and how?

 

(Approximate audio length: 49 minutes of foundational learning for you to listen to. Don't worry you don't have to "know" all of this information. The purpose of this lecture is to give you an overview for what to pay attention to. The handouts below will summorize everything for you.)

 

Resources:

 

Additional reading/listening if you are interested: 

 

Step 3: Interview with Leah Keller, CPT, MA

Exercise after pregnancy and resolving diastasis recti

(Audio length: 25 minutes + you will hear me say "diastasis recti" with a major German accent many times... it's just one of those words that gets me even after being in the US for so many years;))

"It’s very difficult to convey the subtleties of the deep core exercises and how core compressions differ from typical core exercises" - Leah Keller

To get an idea for what The Dia Method looks like, including some of the basic exercises Leah teaches to postpartum moms, click here.

About Leah: 

Leah Keller is a certified personal trainer and the creator of The Dia Method®, a prenatal and postnatal fitness system endorsed by medical and birth professionals worldwide. Leah empowers and equips women to exercise safely during pregnancy, labor with confidence, and restore core strength and total body fitness after birth – no matter how long it’s been! With over a decade of experience, Leah coaches clients to achieve their individual fitness goals through customized workouts and nutritional guidance. The Dia Method grew out of Leah's private training practice in New York City, and it earned unparalleled medical validation when researchers at Weill Cornell Medical School published their findings that Leah’s program resolves diastasis recti, a common yet under diagnosed condition that compromises core strength and function. In 2016 Leah moved to San Francisco, where she lives with my husband and young daughter.

 
 

 

Step 4: The secrets behind making enough of the best possible breastmilk for your little one

 

(Video length: 11 minutes during which I will introduce you to the basics about making enough of the best possible breastmilk)

Resources: 

 

 

Congrats, mama! 

You did it.

Module 2 is now completed!

 

Do you have questions? Concerns? Struggles? Any successes or your first aha-moments you want to share? Hop on over to our facebook group and ask and share away.

 

SOURCES: the vast majority of the educational material I provide for you come from my Women's Health Coaching Certification training program with The Integrative Women's Health Institute as well as my Fix Your Period apprenticeship program with hormonal health expert Nicole Jardim as well as from my M.A. in Counseling Psychology and the years I spent developing exercises for my life coaching clients. If you are curious about exact sources and references, please let me know and I will be happy to provide the original sources and/or research papers for you.

DISCLAIMER: All material provided on this website is provided for informational or educational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your healthcare professional or physician.

 

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