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5 Ways to Physically Prepare Yourself for Pregnancy

If you've made the decision to embark on the journey of pregnancy, you probably have a million questions and concerns running through your head as you move into this phase of planning and trying. And as a busy, parent-to-be who values fitness and well-being, you may be wondering about how this is all going to affect and change you body.  I know for me, personally, it was the reason I got into this work. I spent 10 years in NYC as a professional modern dancer and the changes my body was going to go through during pregnancy was a big concern. That may sound vain, but my body was my business. I had spent my entire life training and strengthening it to be able to rehearse and perform. I wasn’t willing to risk injury or not being able to return to dancing in postpartum.  And here’s the most important thing I learned: PREVENTION IS KEY.   If you are thinking of becoming pregnant or already trying, now is the time to start taking some proactive steps to physically prepare your body f


  Hey #bossmama!  Did you know? Sitting for prolonged periods of time can be bad for your pelvic floor muscles?  While symptoms like leaking when you cough, jump, or sneeze may be common, they are not normal.  It's a completely fixable symptom.  NO ONE should have to deal with the mental and physical stress of pelvic floor dysfunction.   Here are a few reasons why: 1. PRESSURE: When you sit down, you put pressure on your pelvic floor muscles. If you sit for a long time, this pressure can cause your muscles to become fatigued and weak. 2. POOR POSTURE:  Poor posture can also put unnecessary pressure on your pelvic floor muscles. For example, if you slouch while sitting, your pelvic floor muscles may have to work harder to maintain your posture. 3. REDUCED BLOOD FLOW: When you sit for a long time, your blood flow decreases. This reduced blood flow can cause your pelvic floor muscles to become weak and less flexible. 4. URINARY INCONTINENCE: Prolonged sitting can increase the risk o