Must-dos for Pregnant Mamas

There are lots of things that come with having a happy and healthy pregnancy, from taking your prenatal vitamins to finding ways to stave off morning sickness, to prepping for baby’s arrival and documenting the experience with your loved ones. While all of that is so important, there are a few concrete steps that we […]

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Why Is Exercise Important for Fertility?

Contributing Author: Sarah Jane Sandy   Consistent exercise should be one of the first steps in optimizing fertility and improving uterine health. Walking and yoga are two of the best ways to promote circulation and improve the strength and flexibility of the muscles surrounding the uterus. Leading an inactive lifestyle with little to no exercise […]

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The Difference Between Abdominal Separation and Diastasis

At The Bloom Method, we believe the conversation about diastasis needs to change.  It is common for OB/GYNs, pelvic floor specialists, midwives, doulas, and other pre- and post-natal fitness experts to label a woman who has any type of abdominal separation as having diastasis. Specifically, a separation of two finger widths or more is medically […]

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How to Prevent Dysfunctional DR

If you’re having a baby or have had a baby, you may have heard of diastasis recti. Essentially, diastasis recti (or as it’s sometime called “diastasis” or “DR”) is a weakening of the linea alba or connective tissue that, in turn, causes a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles. Diastasis recti is commonly caused by […]

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Juicing + Pregnancy

As expecting moms, we’re often told what we can and cannot consume during pregnancy. Some of these nutritional guidelines are quite outdated and unclear while leaving us questioning the viability of information given. As I ebbed + flowed through the endless guidelines, I would often find myself thinking, if expecting moms can drink soda while […]

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5 Common Mistakes When Exercising During Pregnancy

Shifting the way we move during pregnancy can make all the difference in maintaining a fit pregnancy while avoiding many of the injuries that some of us fear. It’s common for most women to continue doing what they’ve always done to stay active but are they allowing for the modifications needed? We want to break […]

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Pregnancy Doesn’t Have to Leave You with a Dysfunctional Core

Abdominal Separation or Diastasis Recti as it’s commonly called is currently one of the most predominant side effects of pregnancy. Millions of pregnant women are often told to expect to bare a “mummy tummy” after having children and most of them ARE suffering from Diastasis Recti, pelvic floor incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or other post […]

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For The Love of Your Core STOP Pulling Your Bellybutton to Spine

Why is the bulk of the fitness industry providing us with incorrect ways on how to correctly connect with our inner core muscles? The cues most fitness professionals hear are unfortunately “pull your bellybutton to spine” or “scoop your mid-section”. While these cues  attempt to help our clients connect with their deepest core muscle, the […]

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