Why I Don’t Hate Crunches, CrossFit and Bootcamps

As a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist working at a pre and post-natal centred clinic (The WOMB™ – Milton), I see multiple clients a week navigating through the fourth trimester of pregnancy – the first 3 months AFTER birth (we also see clients throughout pregnancy - I wrote a blog about exercise in pregnancy here). The fourth trimester is a HUGE time of change.  You, as a new mom, are learning how to be a Mom – navigating how to eat, sleep and nourish yourself and your new baby (or babies!).

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"I've got a baby now, and you're suggesting I take care of ME? Are you joking?" A student's story

Jasleen Gakhal is a 3rd year nursing student at Ryerson University. She spent 4 months at The WOMB™ this year, learning what it means to be a mother, how to recover from birth, and how to care for the health of our newborns and babies. What she found is that mothers have very little time or energy left to give to themselves after having a baby. So she compiled the must knows for moms - keep it simple, keep it doable. 

Being exposed primarily to Western Medicine in her three years thus far at Ryerson, Jasleen's eyes were opened wide to the possibilities and the success of body work, restoring the body from the inside out, and the support and allies mothers need in order to transition into their new mother role. This is Jasleen's experience - what she gleaned from the experts of The WOMB™ and what she would want to share with new mothers.

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