Why I support pregnant people:
I’ve experienced 2 pregnancies: the first one was full of pain, sleepless nights and googling, and the second one was only sprinkled with those things.
With my first I kept wishing it had been twins so I wouldn't have to be pregnant again to have two. And although during the next pregnancy I needed invasive surgery in my second trimester, I listened to my body and made small, necessary changes to take care of myself and prepare.
Finding the right therapist and creating a plan shrank the pain and dysfunction when it started. I felt vastly different - and I learned first hand how pregnancy can be with the proper support, knowledge and encouragement. I knew that I wanted to help other birthers experience less pain, sleep better, and feel better. Needless to say, it didn’t take much time for me to enthusiastically shift my sports therapy focus to a perinatal one.
When it comes to labour preparation, they always say to have a backup plan for your backup plan. And while it's true you can't control everything, how amazing would it feel if you took charge of the things you can control? If you're not sure what those things are, now is a great time to get started.
Being prepared for birth physically is such an amazing thing you can give to yourself - and I get to help people do that every day.
My background & training
Cesarean Birth & Rehabilitation 2022
Pregnancy, Pelvic Girdle Pain & the Pelvic Floor 2022
Trauma & The Pelvic Floor: Treating Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault & Birth Trauma 2021
Birth & Postpartum Doula 2021
Pelvic Floor Therapy (Internal only) 2019
Advanced Assessment for RMTs 2018
Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy 2013
Personal Training & Group Fitness Certification 2012