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Body Image, Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating & Pregnancy

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Body Image, Diet Culture, Intuitive Eating & Pregnancy
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Pregnancy is undeniably a time of accelerated body change. For women who may have a history of avoiding their body or engaging in other types of negative body image perpetuating behaviours, body avoidance becomes impossible to pursue. And while this can be a huge struggle, it can also be a wonderful opportunity to begin the healing work around your own relationship with food and your body image.

What is negative body image?

There are a few main types of behaviour that can reveal a problematic relationship with body image:

  1. Body checking: a common behaviour that consists of hopping on the scale, pinching your body, or obsessively looking at yourself in the mirror multiple times a day
  2. Body comparison: a frequent comparing of yourself to others, whether in real live or through social media, or to your own former body, especially common in pregnancy
  3. Body avoidance: on the other end of the spectrum of body checking is body avoidance, which includes intentionally avoiding mirrors, hiding...
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How to care for you postpartum Vagina!

 

Regardless of whether you had a vaginal delivery or a cesarean section, you need to know how to care for your postpartum perineum. 

Avoid Irritants: 

Bleeding postpartum is inevitable, and it's already in a sensitive way after delivery, so do your best to avoid irritating products on your perineum.  Keep it clean and dry, and try to not use any unnecessary products on it. 

Try to find sanitary napkins that do not have irritating linings on them, try incontinence underwear such as Depends or Always. 

You can also use period underwear, once your bleeding has settled down nicely. 

 

Keep it Clean: 

Have a bath or shower daily, and there is no need to use anything other than water to clean your vulvo vaginal area.  If you do choose to use a soap, be very gentle and choose something like CeraVe, Dove unscented or another mild cleanser.  But again...no need to! 

Some people find it stings while they pee in those first few...

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Diastasis recti in pregnancy - what it is, why it happens, and what we can do about it!

 

Diastasis Recti:

 

Diastasis Recti is a separation of the rectus abdominus muscles, that run up and down in our abdomen, known as the “six-pack” muscles.  It occurs during pregnancy due to stretching from a growing uterus and baby and a weakening of the connective tissue that holds them together.

 

Did you know that all women at term have a Diastasis recti??? Does that mean it is going to continue postpartum?…no…

 

Kim Vopni, The Vagina Coach, joins me on our podcast to discuss the importance of training for birth, just like any major life event, such as a marathon, and how this can improve our outcome when it comes to Diastasis.

 

We discuss the risk factors, how to diagnosis diastasis,  and what we can do postpartum to help improve it!

 

We also discuss her amazing course, Prepare to Push, and how she educates pregnant women about their anatomy, and gives exercises to help strengthen their core, pelvic floor...

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