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Postnatal Pilates by Pilates by Carrie

I’ll never forget giving birth to my first baby and taking a bath sometime that first week. 

I poked and prodded and pushed my new belly around in the water wondering if I would ever get my old body “back”.  I remember feeling disconnected, un-tethered, and weak. 

As I slowly re-introduced exercise, I felt different, and I quickly realized that I couldn’t just jump back into my old, familiar exercise routine.  I felt like my 6-week postpartum...

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Let’s Talk About Sex (after) Baby

In Week 3 of my Postnatal Pilates class our topic is “Let’s Talk About Sex (after) Baby.” The reasons most women don’t want to have intercourse or don’t enjoy intercourse can usually be broken down into 3 main categories: 
Pain
Emotional Factors, and
Core Changes and Feeling stretched out “down there”

Let’s start with pain. Usually, pain is the result of decreased lubrication, scar issues, skin disorders or infection, and/or tight pelvic...

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