Have you ever scared your partner half-to-death in the middle of the night, when you wake up in pain from a super-intense calf cramp? Calf cramps are really common during pregnancy (unfortunately), and the reason for them isn't widely known.
Calf cramps are one of those pesky pregnancy discomforts, and check out my blog on East Side Yoga's website for helpful tips on managing them.
Mamas are often eager to return to running, crunches, sit-ups after baby in order to get that pre-pregnancy belly back. Hold up and check your ab muscles before you do any of those things!
Sometimes during pregnancy, due to the abdominal muscles stretching to accommodate your growing baby and uterus, the rectus abdominus muscles (6-pack muscles) separate. This can happen in up to two-thirds of pregnant mamas, and is called diastasis recti.
For tips on how to check if you have abdominal separation after baby, check out my tips on ESY's YogaMamas blog!
I've been hearing from a lot of my prenatal mamas about how hot it is, and how sluggish they feel. It's been ridiculously hot so far this summer, and while dehydration isn't good for our bodies in regular life, it's even more troublesome during pregnancy...
For my tips on staying hydrated, head on over to East Side Yoga's blog page!
Click HERE for the direct blog link.
You’ve just had a baby. Maybe you’re a couple of weeks in, and you’re dying to get back into some activity. Or maybe you’re too exhausted to move, but you still feel like you have to start to get back “in shape.”
You may have noticed in East Side Yoga's Postnatal Yoga description, that we ask you to be cleared by your midwife or OB at your 6 or 8-week postpartum check-up, to return to “normal activity.” There are good reasons for this...
Click here to find out why it's so important to wait to return to activity.
Link to East Side Yoga's Yoga Mama Blog:
Birth educator. Doula. Yoga Teacher. Mom to a crazy threenager and Wife to an awesome husband.
What I've written:
"Thank you for giving me a sound mind, hard body and open heart! "❤️ - Courtney, Arlington, VA
MamaChakra serves the following geographic areas in and around Northern Virginia (NoVa): Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Falls Church, Fairfax, Springfield. I also serve the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
MamaChakra's students have given birth at the following DMV-area hospitals: George Washington (GW) Midwives, Virginia Hospital Center, INOVA Alexandra, INOVA Fairfax, and Sibley Hospital.