MAMA’S 101: Exercise for Post-Partum Mama’s

Hello! Check out our final class in this season's series of Mama's 101, "Exercise for Post-Partum Mamas". This class will be great!  Learn specific exercise tools to help with diastasis recti, urinary incontinence, prolapse, and other common post-partum conditions with PT, Dr. Stephanie Stamas. Come ready to move and feel free to bring your baby! Time …

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Mama’s 101: Strategies to Prepare for Birth

Hey Readers! Our next installment of Mama's 101 is coming your way on September 19th! Join Rachel Clausen PT, DPT as she details how to optimize your birth! The class will be held at our Downtown location register  here. Details:  Dates: September 19th, at 6pm Location: 156  Williams Street Suite 800, NY, NY 10038

Questioning Childbirth Status Quo, Part One: Common Labor Positions

The following blog is a repost of Ashley Brichter's original blog post. Ashley is a  birth educator, birth and post-partum doula, lactation counselor, and friend of the practice. She hosts many classes on childbirth, lactation, and much more. We will provide more information at the end of the post on how you can get in …

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What To Do About Scars from Childbirth?

Joanna Hess PT, DPT, PRC, WCS No one told you that the pain of childbirth doesn’t end with that final push and it doesn’t matter if you had a vaginal or belly birth. If you are the roughly 10% of demigoddesses who delivered without a tear, bless you and your fairy child.* If you are …

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Mind the Gap: Diastasis Recti Abdominis and What We Don’t Know: Part I

Joanna Hess, PT, DPT, PRC, WCS Summer holidays are approaching. You’re lounging at the beach and feeling quite proud of the ruffled swimsuit that guards the battle marks of the mom bod—the wrinkly and poochy belly. On the horizon, a woman in string bikini framing her flat tummy joins the four children sitting next to …

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Postpartum Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: A Patient’s Perspective

By Amy, a former patient at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy I just completed a prenatal yoga teacher training. During the closing circle, we passed around a foam pelvic floor and when we wanted to share the speaker took it as though it were a “talking stick”. As I held on to the foam model, I …

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How a Birth Doula Can Help Make Labor a More Intimate Experience

Chantal Traub, CD, CCCE, LCCE, Pregnant mothers may be unsure if they want to work with a doula because they would like their labor and birth to be an intimate experience between them and their partners and wonder whether having a doula would encroach on their intimacy. The role of the doula is to help …

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You’d Prepare for the Marathon: Why Not Your Birth!

  - Ashley Brichter Fall always makes me excited for the New York City Marathon. What’s not to love? Cheering for thousands of people who have chosen to participate in an awe-inspiring test of endurance. I leave the sidewalk full of endorphins, adrenaline pumping! You may be surprised to find out how often I reference …

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PH101: Improve your Birthing Experience

Fiona McMahon, PT, DPT Having a baby is exciting, fascinating, and nerve wracking. If you have never been through the process before, chances are you have a lot of questions and concerns about what changes your body will go through during your pregnancy, what the birthing process entails, and how your recovery will go once …

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PH101: Optimize your Reproductive Health

Fiona McMahon, DPT Being able to get pregnant is sometimes a little harder than society will have us believe. The female reproductive system is a complex and intricate part of our bodies and there are many factors that go into fertility. If having children is a goal of yours, do not miss our free reproductive …

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