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 Some of these nutritional guidelines are quite outdated and unclear while leaving us questioning the viability of information given.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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Why Pregnancy Exercise?

I get asked all the time, Why & How did you get into pregnancy exercise? I suppose the extreme amount of curiosity exists because I don’t yet have children and I haven’t experienced life as a pregnant woman. I always pause, never knowing how to truly answer this question. That’s probably because there isn’t just […]

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Body Shaming during Pregnancy?

Almost every week, I read a new article bashing a woman for exercising during her pregnancy. It seems that we are judging these women based upon what we think the average woman should look like while pregnant, as if all women should look and act the same while carrying their children. Why do we even […]

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