Helping you
become
a strong,
empowered
mom

Where are you in your motherhood journey?

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I'm Pregnant

Safe Exercise, Aches & Pains,
Body Mechanics

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I'm Due Soon

Exercise for Birth,
Childbirth Classes

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I Had a Baby

Return to Exercise, Pain, Body Mechanics, Body Changes

Save on our online Active Labor Childbirth Prep Class

Purchase the Self-paced version of the course to learn how to ease your birth with movement. Plus, your partner will learn how to provide hands-on comfort!

How we help

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Exercise

save time, prepare for birth, and recover realistically

postpartum mom lifting baby using proper body mechanics for physical therapy

Body Mechanics

feed, lift, and care for baby in a way that supports recovery

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Posture

no posture shaming, just using posture as a tool for recovery

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Hands-on Comfort

learn how your partner can ease pain with hands-on techniques

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Workshops & Guides

learn about your amazing body and how to tend to it

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Childbirth Classes

learn to support you body's natural ability for birth

Why work with Alex

Do you ever feel overwhelmed navigating all of the changes of motherhood?

The changes to a mom’s body alone can be mind-blowing one minute and joyous the next. More than any other time in life, it can feel like another job just to figure out how to prepare for birth, safely exercise, and recover after birth.

If you feel like your OB hasn’t given much guidance on these topics, you are not alone (McGee et al. 2018). This is the top reason clients reach out to us.

 

While our obstetric providers can’t be experts at everything, this lack of guidance leads many moms to turn to Google and social media for direction. What you find there can be helpful but it can also lead you down a shame and confusion spiral with thoughts like this:

  • Can I exercise during pregnancy? Are epidurals bad? Do I have a diastasis?
  • I was cleared to exercise, but how the heck do I get back to exercising?

We know this because our owner, Alex, and so many of our clients experience this. After becoming pregnant, Alex quickly realized that her fancy doctorate of physical therapy didn’t prepare her as well as she thought it would to deal with the changes of pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Hearing conflicting advice from her medical providers and experiencing a lack of support lead Alex to doing her own research and reaching out to women’s health experts and moms. Many women shared that they felt lost in our current healthcare system too.

Alex decided that it was time to put that fancy degree to work for moms.

Here are just a few of Alex’s women’s health qualifications:

 
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What clients are saying

...my husband and I had no idea there were so many different labor positions and were unfamiliar with the many stages of labor... she explained anatomy concepts i n a way that was easy to understand... My husband and I feel so much more empowered and confident after working with Alex.
Expectant First Time Mom
...Alex was a very motivational instructor and was able to provide great feedback... Her knowledge is extensive and this workshop gave me the confidence to get back into postpartum fitness safely.
First Time Mom
...The instruction and explanation from Alex helped me activate all of my muscles, especially those we don’t think of that need the most attention right after having a baby. She also did a fantastic job of modifying every exercise for each persons ability... The community that Alex builds makes it so much fun... I was so grateful and it has really jumpstarted my journey back into being physically active.
Second Time Mom, Former Athlete

See more testimonials under the specific service of interest in the Pregnancy and Postpartum sections. 

*See Notes for more info on our testimonials.

References

McGee LD, Cignetti CA, Sutton A, Harper L, Dubose C, Gould S. Exercise During Pregnancy: Obstetricians’ Beliefs and Recommendations Compared to American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ 2015 Guidelines. Cureus. 2018;10(8):e3204. Published 2018 Aug 25. doi:10.7759/cureus.3204

Photo Credits

Family – Jonathan Borba

Alex and baby – Rachel Laurin Photography

Notes

*Testimonials on this site are not paid. Some of our testimonials have been provided by clients who have made purchases and some by attendees of free workshops, classes or services.