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While aches, pains and leakage may be more common in pregnancy, you don't always have to wait until the baby arrives to get help.

If you felt lost after your 6 week postpartum clearance visit with your obstetric provider, you are in the right place.

This is the most common reason that women work with us after having a baby.

Your OB’s job was to keep you and your baby medically stable and now it’s our job to help you thrive.

Congratulations, you've made it through birth!

If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath. 

First, I want you to know that you are not alone and you are doing a great job. Here’s a secret, most of us feel like a failure as new moms.

Second, I want you to know that if you are feeling lost after being cleared by your obstetric provider, that is a failure of our system and not something that is wrong with you. How many visits did you have during pregnancy? And how many visits did you have postpartum? Our providers are skilled at medically managing pregnancy and birth, but there is not much focus at all on postpartum recovery.

There is a major gap in postpartum care.


This is why a lot of moms turn to Google and instagram for answers. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there and a lot of opportunities for further shame spiraling that no mom needs. This is the most common reason moms work with me.

I am here to be your guide, to help you find the delicate balance of respecting your body’s natural healing timelines and challenging you so that both you and your baby are reaching new milestones each month.

Our bodies change not only with birth, but with pregnancy as well.

It takes more than 6 weeks postpartum to recover from birth (Romano et al. 2010).


Speaking of time, I know you don’t have much as a new mom. Prioritizing your health now can make it easier for you to care for your baby, help you get back to doing what you love and feeling like yourself again faster, and can benefit you years down the road when things like osteoporosis are harder to prevent (King et al. 2014). 

With my knowledge and experience, I can save you time too.


Without even knowing it, you just did a breathing exercise with me above that will support the recovery of your abdominals and pelvic floor without adding extra time to your already busy schedule (or lack thereof because new babies don’t follow schedules).

If you are ready to see what other tricks I have up my sleeve, let’s talk.



Physical Activity and Exercise During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: ACOG Committee Opinion, Number 804. Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Apr;135(4):e178-e188. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003772. PMID: 32217980.

Kling JM, Clarke BL, Sandhu NP. Osteoporosis prevention, screening, and treatment: a review. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014;23(7):563-572. doi:10.1089/jwh.2013.4611

Romano M, Cacciatore A, Giordano R, La Rosa B. Postpartum period: three distinct but continuous phases. J Prenat Med. 2010;4(2):22-25.

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Mom and child: Valeria Ushakova