My Prenatal and Postpartum Philosophy:
WHY I DO WHAT I DO?
I am absolutely passionate about the benefits of fitness, education, and support for mothers because I know they work! There is evidence-based research/outcomes and observational evidence.
The idea to name my services "Before Baby After Baby" came to me only after working with mothers in the Emergency Room and in Women's Services. I saw first -hand the positive results of mothers who understood the birth process or/and those who exercised before and during their pregnancy. I also saw the negative results (both physical and emotional) of women who were not "prepared" (no exercise, no birth knowledge, no support)
HOW CAN MY PROGRAMS HELP YOU?
In short, this is a fitness program and childbirth education program with some doula "perks" included.
Essentially, this is a birth preparation and a birth recovery program.
FITNESS: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Opinion Number 804 states:
"Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises before, during, and after pregnancy." (Other international organizations have come to the same conclusion)
My goal is to design and coach an effective and safe fitness program to help you:
Thrive during pregnancy and not just endure it
Have an easier labor and birth for you and baby
Recover from pregnancy and labor to be able to take care of baby and to go back to work with more energy and less pain.
EDUCATION: The American Association of Birth Centers states:
"Many learn about pregnancy and birth via social media---real life is far from that."
I offer one-to-one virtual classes to answer the questions you want and need to know about before the baby comes and after the baby is here.
SUPPORT: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) states:
"Evidence suggests that, in addition to regular nursing care, continuous one-to-one emotional support provided by support personnel, such as a doula, is associated with improved outcomes for women in labor." (Other international organizations agree). Support comes in so many different ways. I do offer virtual and phone support before baby is born and after baby is born.
WHEN CAN YOU START?
It would be ideal to start your fitness and educational program as soon as you find out that you are pregnant. Why? What you do during your pregnancy affects your childbirth AND your postpartum recovery. In my program, postpartum fitness and education can be started almost right after birth!
WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR ?
Working women over 30 years of age, especially if you work non-traditional hours like in the medical/healthcare industry. Yo me defiendo en espanol y je me debrouille en francais.
WHERE or what location can I help you?
Online /Virtual ANYWHERE in North and South America
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BTW, it doesn't matter whether you you plan to give birth at a hospital, birth center, at home,
I work with you, your doula, your OB doctor, or your midwife
Why not fill out the application to start to see if I am a good fit for you. I promise that we will K.I.S. (keep it simple)!