Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Getting your body back after baby! (Even if it's been years!)

Whether you are expecting for the first time, or are recently postpartum, or are even several years after giving birth but still wondering why your body hasn't gotten back to normal, do we have a meeting for you!

Physical Therapists Marisa Alonso and Ann Udofia of Body Connect Health and Wellness will teach us about how to support our bodies (during and especially) after pregnancy for optimal health and well-being.

They will explain how issues related to pregnancy can have long-lasting impacts on overall health and on specific issues including digestion and ability to exercise safely and strongly.
When and how should you exercise after pregnancy? What should you avoid?
What about kegels?
How do you know when your body is ready to get back to activities like running? When is it better to stick to a bike, to walking, or to an elliptical?
What should we keep in mind when breastfeeding and babywearing to avoid injury and to speed healing?

What are some basics of anatomy that every mom needs to understand about her changed body?
What exactly is fascia, and why should we care?

Included in the presentation will be discussion of:
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • abdominal separation (diastasis recti)
  • scar issue (c-section, appendix and others)

as well as:
  • posture
  • alignment
  • strengthening exercises
Come dressed ready to move and stretch!

Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria chapter November meeting:
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
AUMC, 716 S. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204

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