The Best Ways to Relieve Postpartum Lower Back Pain

While the joy of motherhood is undeniable, postpartum lower back pain is a common issue that many new mothers face. The physical changes during pregnancy and the strain of labor can lead to discomfort and pain in the lower back. In this article, we will explore the causes of postpartum lower back pain and discuss […]

How To Get Rid of Postpartum Belly Fat: Tips to Flatten and Shed Fat

The journey of pregnancy and childbirth is undoubtedly one of life’s most remarkable experiences, filled with joy and anticipation. However, after giving birth, many mothers find themselves faced with a new challenge: postpartum belly issues. It’s not uncommon to feel concerned about the changes in your body, especially around your midsection. Many moms find themselves […]

When Can I Start Working Out Postpartum: Your Comprehensive Guide

Bringing a new life into the world is a transformative experience, and the postpartum period is a crucial time for your body to heal and recover. As a postpartum mom, you may be eager to get back into shape, but it’s essential to prioritize your health and well-being during this delicate phase. One of the […]

Suzanne standing outside smiling in workout clothes with two daughters between legs

How Long Does Postpartum Last? The Postpartum Duration Demystified.

Becoming a parent is an exhilarating journey filled with first smiles, sleepless nights, and a whole lot of confusion. Among all the baby books and well-intentioned advice, there’s one phase that often gets less attention than it deserves – the postpartum period.  And there’s one question that’s at the top of every mom’s mind: how […]

Running After Pregnancy: When Can New Moms Start Running?

Running for moms is so much more than just running! For moms, running is freedom, exercise, health, mental sanity, an emotional outlet, sacred alone time, and just plain fun. Take away a running mom’s ability to run and she will end you. So for an avid runner, when it comes to running after pregnancy, it’s […]

How To Tell If You Have Diastasis Recti

Hey there, awesome new moms! Welcoming your wonderful new baby into your life is an incredible experience, but let’s be real—pregnancy and childbirth can leave some lasting marks on your body. One of the common postpartum concerns many mothers face is diastasis recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate during pregnancy and often fail […]

2 Weeks Postpartum Exercise: How to begin workouts after birth

Hey there, new moms! Congratulations on your beautiful journey into motherhood. It’s an incredible experience, but let’s be real – it can really take a toll on your body. And for those of us moms who loooove fitness and an active lifestyle, it’s totally normal after giving birth to want to regain your pre-pregnancy fitness […]

Suzanne on yoga mat showing example postpartum arms workout

The new, better way to heal diastasis recti

Until recently, most of the research surrounding the way to heal diastasis recti has centered on the goal of closing the abdominal gap. Similarly, the primary objective of many postpartum exercise programs was to reduce or eliminate this gap as a means of recovery from diastasis recti. Historically, these exercises concentrated on physically coaxing together […]

Is belly breathing the right way to heal Diastasis?

I got a lot of great questions in our free AlphaMamas Facebook group this week. It’s a question that comes up A LOT, so I’m answering it here!  1) “Aren’t you supposed to “belly breathe?” I’m working on breathing through my ribs/back as instructed but saw somewhere that it’s better to breathe in your belly.” 2) “Should I […]