This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I have an expert interview for you guys with pelvic health physiotherapist, Anita Lambert! She is the owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy, creator of the Bump to Birth Method, and co-host of the To Birth & Beyond podcast.
Anita is passionate about helping you connect with your body including your pelvic floor plus keep you active and comfortable during pregnancy while you prepare for birth. She also helps mamas navigate their postpartum recovery and return to exercise without pain or pelvic floor symptoms!
In today’s episode, Anita shared her expertise on diastasis recti. In the interview, you’ll learn about what diastasis recti is, how to tell if you’re suffering, what pregnant women can do proactively to help prevent it from happening, and what to expect if you do have a separation and seek out professional help!
Let’s get right into it!
Here’s a peek at what we talked about
- Tell us a little bit about yourself, your platform, and what you do
- What is diastasis recti, how common is it, are there risk factors?
- How can you tell if you have diastasis recti?
- When is it a problem/are there complications?
- What can pregnant women do proactively to help prevent diastasis?
- What can you do to rehab your separation if you’re postpartum? Is it ever “too late”?
- If I seek out an evaluation/diagnosis and then treatment from a pelvic floor PT, what should I expect from the process and during my appointment?
About Anita Lambert
Anita Lambert is the owner of Holistic Health Physiotherapy, creator of the Bump to Birth Method, and co-host of the To Birth & Beyond podcast.
She’s a mom of two, a pelvic health physiotherapist with a focus on prenatal and postpartum care, and one of the select few physiotherapists in Canada to complete physio-doula training, which blends orthopedic physiotherapy expertise and birth doula support.
She hears daily from pregnant and postpartum clients “Why did no one tell me?” about what our body might experience – whether aches, pains, leaking pee with exercise, or healing from a vaginal tear or Cesarean birth.
No one can guarantee how your birth will go. However, having worked with hundreds of pregnant and postpartum clients in her physiotherapy practice plus going through her own experiences, she’s seen how working together with your body (rather than ignoring it) benefits not only you in pregnancy but also during birth and postpartum recovery.
This is why she opened Holistic Health Physiotherapy and created the Bump to Birth Method.
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