Navigating Pregnancy Loss & Miscarriage: A Roundtable Discussion

Our 2022 expert panelists discuss how parents can navigate pregnancy after loss, what resources are available, that often difficult decision to not have more children and being content with the family that one has, and dealing with the changes that the body goes through after loss, how to approach fitness after miscarriage or loss, and a parent’s understandable array of mixed emotions and anxiety of losing a child.

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Motherhood and The Battle Against “Thin Ideal”

When was the last time you ate consciously and freely without calculating or rationalizing your food choices? If it’s been longer than you care to admit, you’re not alone. We live in a culture that’s consumed with weight and body image, which is especially detrimental to mothers who have a heart to “do it all” and look like a picture of perfection.

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What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a term used to describe a variety of disorders including pelvic pain and various types of incontinence or constipation. Postpartum pelvic floor dysfunction can result from both traumatic deliveries and from those free of complications. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an excellent resource for any postpartum mother, with or without dysfunction, to regain muscle strength and resume exercise without risk of injury.

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The Power of Poo

Constipation is defined in many ways, but it is typically seen as having fewer than 3 bowel movements a week. Constipation may also make itself known through harder than normal stool, difficulty passing stool, decreased appetite, pain, abdominal distension, and foul body odor (especially in children).

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Helping Children Deal With Grief

We cannot protect our children from ever feeling the pain of loss but we can help them manage the pain and express their emotions. Nicole Wallace discusses how to identify the signs of grief at different age ranges, engaging your child in healthy forms of grief expression, ways to encourage conversations about grief with children.

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Protecting Your Child’s Mental Health

Our children are little barometers for how we are doing. They are going to be soaking up what is happening in their environment and soaking up what we are expressing to them. Sara discusses how to best support our children and protect their mental health as we navigate uncertainty.

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Introduction to Intuitive Eating

Through her work as a Dietician, Anna Lutz was introduced to the concept of Intuitive Eating. This approach has gained traction over the past couple of years. Anna provides an introduction to the principles of Intuitive Eating and the need to change our culture around how we eat.

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