340 episodes

On this show, we provide information and education on fitness, the pelvic floor, fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and pelvic health. We offer a space to have candid and vulnerable conversations on the struggles and joys of parenthood, including all aspects of our physical, mental, and emotional health.Hosted by Jessie Mundell - mom, Kinesiologist, and fitness coach to pregnant and current moms - and Anita Lambert - mom, pelvic health and orthopedic Physiotherapist with a focus on perinatal health.

To Birth and Beyond Anita Lambert & Jessie Mundell

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

On this show, we provide information and education on fitness, the pelvic floor, fertility, pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and pelvic health. We offer a space to have candid and vulnerable conversations on the struggles and joys of parenthood, including all aspects of our physical, mental, and emotional health.Hosted by Jessie Mundell - mom, Kinesiologist, and fitness coach to pregnant and current moms - and Anita Lambert - mom, pelvic health and orthopedic Physiotherapist with a focus on perinatal health.

    Episode 339: C-Section Scar Mobilization with Amanda Fisher

    Episode 339: C-Section Scar Mobilization with Amanda Fisher

    In today’s episode, Jessie talks with Amanda Fisher all about C-Section scare mobilization: what it is, how to do it (as a patient OR practitioner), and when! This is the audio of a special webinar, that until today, was only available to Jessie’s PFSA clients. Enjoy!

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    Resources and References 
    Grab the replay of Jessie’s Core Connection WorkshopFind Amanda on InstagramAmanda’s Website
    Show Notes 
    0:55 - Grab the replay of Jessie’s Core Connection Workshop!
    2:14 - An introduction to today’s special guest!
    5:58 - How Amanda’s approach to training C-Section moms and parents has changed over the last few years
    10:14 - What IS C-Section scar mobilization?
    14:00 - On rewiring the brain post C-Section
    15:24 - Is there research on C-Section scar mobilization? Or are we using research from other parts of the body?
    17:28 - Signs or symptoms that someone might experience post C-Section that scar mobilization would be helpful for
    21:41 - Is there anyone that Amanda would NOT recommend scar mobilization to?
    24:20 - Amanda talks through some of her workflow and techniques she uses when working with clients
    29:28 - 6 weeks does not automatically heal you from a C-Section (it’s major abdominal surgery!)
    32:40 - Healing vertical incision scars
    34:00 - When we talk about C-Section scar mobilization, we are also talking about body movement! (for all of our exercise professionals out there)
    37:58 - How does Amanda recommend fitness/exercise professionals work with their clients to heal their C-Section scars if they can’t be hands on the body?
    42:18 - Episode wrap up!

    • 43 min
    Episode 338: Do You Need a Strong Pelvic Floor to Push Baby Out During Birth?

    Episode 338: Do You Need a Strong Pelvic Floor to Push Baby Out During Birth?

    In today’s episode, we are busting a myth you may have heard if you have been pregnant: your pelvic floor needs to be strong in order to push your baby out! While it’s not a bad thing to have a strong pelvic floor, we discuss why it’s unnecessary for the birthing process, and go through the benefits of a strong pelvic floor - in postpartum and pregnancy! Consider this a little sneak preview to Anita’s Free Prenatal Pelvic Floor Masterclass!

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    Resources and References 
    Anita’s Free Prenatal Pelvic Floor MasterclassAnita’s Bump to Birth Method Online Program
    Show Notes 
    1:02 - What we will be talking about today - and why it’s a myth!
    1:43 - Where is the pelvic floor, and what do we need it to do?
    4:15 - What your pelvic floor needs to do during birth
    7:21 - One step to prepare your pelvic floor for birth: learn how to relax the pelvic floor muscles (PLUS: a walk through of the flower bloom breath with Anita!)
    11:06 - What your pelvic health physio can feel when you practice the flower bloom breath
    12:14 - If you are curious to learn more about the flower bloom breath, visually, join Anita’s FREE Prenatal Pelvic Floor Masterclass!
    13:05 - We want our pelvic floor to be, not just strong, but flexible!
    14:01 - Anita walks us through the core (canister) breath 
    17:02 - Bringing the core (canister) breath into movement (and postpartum)
    19:19 - What you will learn inside of Anita’s Free Prenatal Pelvic Floor Masterclass
    22:20 - Episode wrap up!

    • 23 min
    Episode 337: Postpartum Recovery Core Support Garments

    Episode 337: Postpartum Recovery Core Support Garments

    In today’s episode, Anita records an updated episode covering postpartum recovery and support garments. She will cover common questions, types of core support, and more!

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    Want more? Visit www.ToBirthAndBeyond.com, join our Facebook group (To Birth and Beyond Podcast), and follow us on Instagram @tobirthandbeyondpodcast! Thanks for listening and joining the conversation!

    Resources and References 
    Baobeibody (bloomers can be used postpartum & pregnancy, postpartum leggings, postpartum shorts) - code HOLISTICHEALTHPHYSIO for 15% off your first purchaseBellies Inc  Postpartum AB wrap - code ANITA10 for 10% offTBAB Episode 03: Diastasis Recti - The Myths and The FactsTBAB Ep 12: Q&A Round 1 TBAB Episode 27: Misconceptions About Postnatal Fitness Coaching TBAB Episode 131: Pelvic Health Tips from Top Pelvic Health PhysiotherapistsTBAB Episode 145: 10 Pillars for Training and Treating Postpartum PeopleTBAB Episode 168: 10 Guidelines for Post-Pregnancy RunningTBAB Episode 204: Diastasis Rectus Abdominis with Munira HudaniTBAB Episode 305: Diastasis Recti in Pregnancy
    Show Notes 
    1:02 - What today’s podcast is all about!
    1:44 - Some common questions Anita hears about postpartum support garments!
    2:06 - We love to hear from our listeners!
    2:41 - What IS the core canister?
    4:00 - Why would I want to use ab support/ab wrap?
    6:22 - What are some signs and symptoms of diastasis recti?
    8:00 - Will ab support fix my diastasis?
    9:33 - Another reason you may want to use a wrap…back pain!
    10:06 - What to look for in a postpartum abdominal support
    12:56 - Can I wear a support garment following vaginal AND cesarean birth?
    15:10 - Anita shares her top suggestions for support garments

    • 22 min
    Episode 336: Career Change at 45 - How Kelly Built Her Pre and Postnatal Fitness Business

    Episode 336: Career Change at 45 - How Kelly Built Her Pre and Postnatal Fitness Business

    In today’s episode, Jessie talks with her friend and colleague, Kelly! They discuss Kelly’s SUPER recent journey into Pre and Postnatal fitness, why she is driven to do this work, and the shocking messages about food and body we are expected to navigate!

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    Want more? Visit www.ToBirthAndBeyond.com, join our Facebook group (To Birth and Beyond Podcast), and follow us on Instagram @tobirthandbeyondpodcast! Thanks for listening and joining the conversation!

    Resources and References 
    SALE: The Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy (PFSA)fullbodyfitnessllc.cominstagram.com/fullbodyfitnessllc
    Show Notes 
    0:55 - ON SALE NOW: The Prenatal and Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy (PFSA) by Jessie Mundell
    3:57 - Jessie introduces today’s special guest: Kelly!
    5:17 - How did Kelly’s business come to be?
    9:08 - How does Kelly see her work evolving - what is her mission?
    13:50 - How did Kelly enter into her training and education around fitness? And what drives her to do the work?
    25:56 - People are STILL getting so much trash guidance when it comes to health and fitness!
    28:02 - Kelly talks with us about what she envisioned for herself and her business as she started PFSA, and how that developed for her while in the program
    34:46 - What DOES it mean to be a leader in fitness?
    37:55 - Kelly shares how and where she will be working with people as we wrap up the episode!

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    Episode 335: 4 Steps to Doing a Proper Kegel

    Episode 335: 4 Steps to Doing a Proper Kegel

    In today’s episode, Jessie is going to walk us through how to do a proper kegel - or pelvic floor muscle contraction. She also discusses the evidence for pelvic floor muscle training, why kegels aren’t a catch all exercise, and leads us through our pelvic floor exercise for the day!

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    Want more? Visit www.ToBirthAndBeyond.com, join our Facebook group (To Birth and Beyond Podcast), and follow us on Instagram @tobirthandbeyondpodcast! Thanks for listening and joining the conversation!

    Resources and References 
    Beyond The Kegel, FREE Pelvic Floor Coaching Workshop (April 17)
    Show Notes 
    0:55 - Jessie’s upcoming FREE Pelvic Floor Coaching Workshop: Beyond the Kegel
    1:58 - What we are talking about today - and why!
    4:14 - Jessie names the 4 steps for how to do a proper kegel
    5:06 - Jessie leads us through the 4 step flow (inhale, expand, exhale, lift) as well as different visualizations and ways to think about it
    10:10 - That is ENOUGH practice for today - and a recap of the 4 steps
    10:58 - Episode wrap up

    • 12 min
    Episode 334: REPLAY - Q&A All About Incontinence

    Episode 334: REPLAY - Q&A All About Incontinence

    In today’s replay of Episode 48, Jessie and Anita address listener questions - and some of their own - regarding incontinence before, during and after pregnancy!

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    Want more? Visit www.ToBirthAndBeyond.com, join our Facebook group (To Birth and Beyond Podcast), and follow us on Instagram @tobirthandbeyondpodcast! Thanks for listening and joining the conversation!

    Resources and References 
    Anita's Online Incontinence Workshop

    Show Notes 
    0:55 - Introduction to this week’s replay!
    1:42 - If you are frustrated as you avoid jumping activities, then you are invited to Anita's Online Incontinence Workshop
    2:57 - Overview: what IS incontinence?
    8:10 - How common is incontinence in pregnancy and postpartum?
    9:37 - Speaking specifically on postpartum stress urinary incontinence - what’s “normal”?
    12:56 - Is the rate or type of incontinence corelated with birth type at all?
    14:20 - Listener Question #1: I’ve been suffering from, not incontinence, but really horrible urgency. Any tips?
    20:59 - How would medication actually work? What is the physiology of it?
    22:09 - Listener Question #2: I’ve been working out since early postpartum. I’m now 2 years postpartum, and I’m JUST recently starting to leak during high impact exercises and heavier lifts. Why?
    26:29 - Listener Question #3: Could you share some information on leak-proof underwear?
    28:42 - Listener Question #4: I am pregnant and can’t cough or sneeze without leaking - does this go away with birth? Should I be setting myself up for a lifetime of “pee pee pants”?
    30:54 - Episode wrap up!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Crusty0005 ,

Awesome!!

So informative. The titles of the episodes tell you all you need so you can pick and choose. It’s really helped me postpartum.

Beata (B) ,

Absolute must to listen

Amazing content not only for a health or pelvic health practitioners.
Love the energy and practical advise of both of the girls Anita and Jessie .
podcast Explores variety of topics and offers different points of view re pelvic floor health , prenatal , postal and other conditions .
Beata

rchamb14 ,

So informative and relatable

I am a physiotherapist with an exercise focus and also a mom of 2 girls. These podcasts are giving me life on my mat leave right now! I feel like I’m taking a physio course, but one that is geared just for me :) It’s making me excited to return to work and focus my practice on pregnant and post-partum women! Thanks Jess and Anita for being so vulnerable and sharing all your experience.

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