254 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
    • 4.8 • 56 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 253: Making Exercise Adjustments for Folks with Larger Bodies

    Episode 253: Making Exercise Adjustments for Folks with Larger Bodies

    In today’s episode, Jessie talks about adjusting exercises for folks with larger bodies - especially in times of pregnancy, postpartum and parenting - people whose bodies are going through many transitions and changes. Please keep points made in this episode in mind so that your client/patient experience is amazing, powerful, and comfortable for them! Non coaches and practitioners can learn what to look for and consider during this episode as well!



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    Jessie’s FREE, LIVE, Perinatal Pathway October workshop - sign up now!

    Show Notes

    0:55 - Jessie has a brand new, free, live workshop coming this month!

    3:22 - Introduction to the subject matter and why it’s important

    5:20 - Jessie talks about her experience through her own body changes

    7:00 - Tip #1 (for the pros): Have you created a relationship with your clients where people feel comfortable telling you the truth about their bodies (coming to you with things such as “this doesn’t feel good”)?

    9:10 - Tip #2 (for the pros): Give options right away for people to adjust a movement where there could be discomfort for them in positioning their body

    11:28 - Tip #3 (for all): Adjusting prone positions

    13:30 - Tip #4 (for all): Adjusting spinal flexion exercises, or exercises where we are folding into the belly

    15:30 - Run through and wrap up

    18:05 - Reminder on advocating for yourself!

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    Episode 252: Emily’s Calm and Controlled Car Birth Story

    Episode 252: Emily’s Calm and Controlled Car Birth Story

    In today’s episode, Anita talks with Emily about her experience with a positive, calm and controlled car birth!



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    Anita’s Bump to Birth Method - the LIVE online Fall group - is open for enrolment!



    Show Notes

    0:55 - Enrol for LIVE, online Fall group of Anita’s Bump to Birth Method

    3:10 - Who we are talking with today!

    4:05 - Emily introduces herself!

    5:00 - Emily shares how she felt physically, mentally, and emotionally during her first pregnancy

    5:43 - What did Emily hear from family and friends leading up to her first pregnancy?

    7:55 - How was Emily’s first birth and postpartum recovery?

    10:15 - Prior to birth, did Emily listen / hear of a variety of birth stories?

    11:10 - Did Emily feel like labour or birth or pushing were talked about much with her care provider?

    12:45 - How was Emily’s second pregnancy mentally, physically and emotionally?

    15:00 - What did birth prep look like for baby #2?

    18:30 - How did labour go with baby #2?

    31:50 - How has recovery been this time around?

    34:22 - What advice would Emily give to someone expecting for the first time?

    36:24 - What advice to Emily have for subsequent birthing parents?

    38:06 -Wrap up

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    Episode 251: Preparing for a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

    Episode 251: Preparing for a Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

    In today’s episode, Anita discusses how to prepare for a vaginal birth after having a cesarean (VBAC) - both mentally, and physically! Don’t worry, there are plenty of tips for folks who delivered vaginally the first time, as well!



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    Get on the waitlist for the LIVE online Bump to Birth Method with Anita Lambert!



    Show Notes

    0:55 - The waitlist for Anita’s LIVE online Bump to Birth Method is open now!

    3:06 - What we are talking about today!

    4:15 - Do you have questions around why you had a cesarean birth last time?

    5:50 - Do you feel trauma around your past birth experience?

    7:57 - What was your support team like the first time you gave birth?

    10:24 - This time around, are you seeking out a care provider that is supportive of VBAC?

    12:48 - Was there anything missing last time with the prep that you want to do differently this time?

    16:09 - Partner preparation to support you

    20:10 - To round out the mental prep: what are some mental ways to keep you focused during labor?

    22:12 - Addressing your initial cesarean scar prior to giving birth again

    23:49 - Addressing your pelvic floor prior to giving birth again

    27:05 - Mobility exercises

    29:20 - Strength training

    30:34 - Wrap up!

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    Episode 250: How to Run a Successful Initial Perinatal Client Consult

    Episode 250: How to Run a Successful Initial Perinatal Client Consult

    In today’s episode, Jessie will talk about how to run a successful initial perinatal client consult! This is for people who work with pregnant or postpartum clients - or want to be working with this population!



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    The Perinatal Pathway (Jessie’s new, free, live, online workshop in October!)
    FREE, downloadable Perinatal Consult Form



    Show Notes

    0:55 - Introducing Jessie’s brand new, free, live, online workshop: The Perinatal Pathway

    3:28 - What we are talking about today, who today’s episode is for, and why it’s important!

    5:08 - What is all included in that initial client consult

    5:59 - #1: The optimal onboard

    12:45 - #2: The pelvic floor prescription

    17:13 - #3: Leveraging your language and managing client mindset

    22:38 - Recap of the episode

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    Episode 249: How to Build Physical Strength in Pregnancy

    Episode 249: How to Build Physical Strength in Pregnancy

    In today’s episode, Anita and Jessie talk about strength training in pregnancy, and how that can help you prepare ahead for postpartum.



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    Anita’s Bump to Birth LIVE online group coaching waitlist is open!



    Show Notes

    0:55 - The waitlist is now open for the online group coaching option for Anita’s Bump to Birth Program (includes live teaching!)

    3:10 - What we are talking about on today’s episode!

    5:51 - Exercise #1: Squats

    10:22 - Exercise #2: Lunges

    14:12 - Exercise #3: Deadlifts

    17:44 - “Exercise” #4: Upper Body Strength Training

    20:36 - Finding a balance of Strength Training and Mobility Work

    22:15 - Strength training and mobility adjustments/modifications/considerations

    • 23 min
    Episode 248: Preparing for an Unmedicated Birth - Katelyn's Birth Story

    Episode 248: Preparing for an Unmedicated Birth - Katelyn's Birth Story

    In today’s episode, Anita talks with Katelyn, a dental hygienist, all about preparing for her first birth and her positive birth experience!

    Birth stories are one of the most requested subjects for To Birth and Beyond - so be on the lookout for more to come!

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    Anita’s Bump to Birth Method self-paced course



    Show Notes

    0:55 - Anita’s Bump to Birth Method self-paced course

    2:51 - What we are talking about - and who with - today!

    3:38 - Katelyn introduces herself

    4:50 - Mentally, physically, emotionally…how was Katelyn’s pregnancy?

    6:36 - What stories around pregnancy did Katelyn hear from family and friends?

    7:17 - How Katelyn found Anita - her pelvic health physiotherapist

    8:20 - In terms of exercise and activity, what did Katelyn find helpful and enjoy?

    9:57 - How were aches and pains throughout Katelyn’s pregnancy?

    10:56 - How did Katelyn prepare for birth?

    12:21 - How did her preparations play a role in her birth?

    15:10 - How did Katelyn’s husband prepare?

    16:26 - Going over birthing options - and getting excited to give birth

    18:36 - Did Katelyn listen to a variety of birth stories throughout her pregnancy?

    20:39 - How Katelyn chose her type of care provider and where she gave birth

    23:03 - Katelyn describes the birth center she chose

    24:15 - Finn’s birth experience!

    35:40 - Katelyn shares her experience with her doula

    37:30 - Katelyn shares about her postpartum recovery

    39:53 - What advice would Katelyn give first time birthing people?

    41:00 - Wrap up!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 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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