There are a number of symptoms women may experience postpartum. Without our slow and safe return to exercise, you may experience symptoms such as:
I am the founder of MommyBerries & a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist.
I, myself experienced scary postpartum symptoms and felt alone the process without any information or guidance. As an active person, I tried pushing through my symptoms which only made things worse. Next, I tried just stopping all activity to rest to see if I just needed time, but then my mental health suffered. I eventually discovered it was a matter of finding how to give my pelvic floor and core what it needed in the early healing phase so that I could transition back to my favourite activities. Now as a pelvic health physical therapist, I get it! I understand how you feel and what you are looking for.
“Mommy Berries has helped get me back on the road to full time training well before I thought I would be back. I give credit to the program and its accessibility for getting me back to form. Each exercise has a reason, an explanation, and the best part is that it is follow along from the comfort of your home. The importance of the pelvic floor has never been so real for me and I took it for granted before having a baby. With help from Melissa and this program, I feel I am getting back to my pre-baby strength again”
Two-time Canadian Olympian 800m
World Silver Medalist
“Throughout the program I noticed my leaking reduce until it stopped, and then one day realized that I also wasn’t uncomfortable when walking/sitting anymore either. Now I feel great when I am exercising, but am still reminded that I need to approach rebuilding my core with patience; I am slowly working on that safely.”
“The highly effective, evidence-based, professional online post-natal program allowed me to progressively build my body back to where it could handle the load and intensity of running without any complications that are so common with post-partum moms. I highly recommend the program to pre and post natal moms who value healthy and active living and want to be guided by a highly trained pelvic floor physiotherapist.”
“I think the program is great! You guys explain things so well and use language and examples the average person will understand. I had no idea I had abdominal separation until I watch the video you shared about the box and the wrapping paper. I’m so glad I have the program to help me fund ways to help it. I just thought my c-section caused my abs to sit funny. I’ve been really working on my posture and the kegels ( now I know how to do then properly). It really is a great program!!”
“I was searching for help as I used to be very active but did not want to do something to aggravate my symptoms. I started following Melissa on Instagram and found the MommyBerries program. The program itself has helped me gain confidence while increasing my activity safely. The support I have received during the program has been priceless. Melissa and the MommyBerries community helped support me both physically and mentally during this difficult time in my life. ”
“I have recently started the program and my only regret is that I didn’t start it sooner. I already notice my core feeling stronger and less like “a black hole”. I can tell my pelvic floor muscles are remembering their role again because when I sneeze, they are starting to activate without me thinking about it. I am really grateful for the explanations you give about the postpartum body which is information that that should be given to everyone postpartum. “
Bassano del Grappa, Italy