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    Diastasis recti

    Diastasis recti... Hello and welcome to the forum. I am the moderator. If you email me at: [email protected], I will send you the diastasis recti rehab program that we use with our Healthy Moms(R) fitness clients. Minimizing torso rotation is of utmost importance when trying to...
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    Will you ever make a workout for pregnants women?

    Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself. I am the moderator of the Fit Moms forum here on and wanted to invite you over to our forum. I would suggest that anyone pregnant or contemplating pregnancy read through the plethora of posts that we have over there. It is a wonderful...
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    stretch mark cream

    Hello Melissa, So good to "talk" to you. I am the moderator of this forum and am in agreement with the other posters. Those stretch marks are actually in a layer of skin that the creams can't really reach. There is also a BIG genetic component. The creams are a special treat though and...
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    My baby died-----second opinion??

    Hello, I am actually the moderator of this forum and haven't checked in for awhile until tonight. I just wanted to tell you that I am so sorry for your loss and that you are in my prayers. I know how you feel. I lost a baby at 14 weeks and still remember how devastated I was. There is...
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    My cat got hit by a car

    Hi Janice, I am actually the moderator of the Fit Moms Forum here on the Cathe site and was checking in and saw your post. I just wanted to send you a hug from Georgia. I know how you feel. I have lost one to many animals and know exactly how that pit in your stomach and hole in your heart...
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    Hi Jenni, I am the moderator for the Cathe FitMoms forum. If you email me at [email protected] I will send you a rehab protocol that you can use to help repair your diastasis. I also recommend that you get the book, "Bounce Back Into Shape After Baby" by Caroline Corning...
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    healing diastasis recti?

    Hi Stacey, My name is Sheila Watkins and I am actually the moderator of this forum and the founder of Healthy Moms(R) Fitness ( If you email me at [email protected], I will send you back an abdominal rehab protocol that we use with our clients as well...
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    Cathe Compendium

    Please email me if possible. Thanks, Sheila Watkins aka the moderator on the FitMoms Cathe forum
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    Pregnant. .

    Hi Suzie, I am not Cathe, but I am the moderator of the FitMoms forum on this site and would like to invite you to become part of our moms community. I suggest that you read through all of the wonderful information on that forum. It will answer a lot of your questions. The women are...
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    Hi Anj, Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome. I am the moderator for the Fit Moms forum here on the Cathe site and just happened to see your post on the Ask Cathe forum. I would like to invite you to come over to our Fit Moms forum. We've got a great group over there as well...
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    Abdominal work while pregnant

    Hi Rachel, Glad to help. Good luck and keep us posted. Sheila
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    Abdominal work while pregnant

    Hello, As the moderator of this forum, I feel that I must chime in here and correct some misconceptions that this post may have created regarding the effectiveness of abdominal training during the prenatal period. During pregnancy the abdominal muscles lengthen and thin (stretch out) over...
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    High Intensity Movements

    Heart rate not a valid indicator of intensity...... Hi Lisa, Just wanted to add my two cents in here, especially regarding the 140 max heart rate information. That is OLD information from the 1985 guidelines. That guideline went by the wayside in 1994. Now pregnant women are told to gauge...
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    C shaped push back believers beware

    Hello all, Love the dialogue on the "C-Shaped Pushback" method of pushing. One by one we can change what is unfortunately perceived as normal! Not!!!! You go girls!!!!! Good luck to all of you in preparing for your "big day." Happy Mother's Day too. Sheila
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    Thanks to the fit moms!

    Autumn, I jsut read your post. I immediately started searching through the previous posts to find out what had happened. I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. Your comments about being there with her brought me to tears. I lost my mom to brain cancer when I was 17 years old. My...
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    Abdominal Split

    Hi Jennine, Below you will find an excerpt from my "Healthy Moms(R) Perinatal Fitness Instructor Training Manual" regarding Diastasis recti and its exercise implications. Diastasis Recti As a quick review, the rectus abdominis is the outermost abdominal muscle, which attaches from the...
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    planning a family soon....

    Hi there, Just had to chime in here regarding not getting the heart rate above 140. That old 1985 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guideline was eliminated in 1994 (ACOG Bulletin #185, Feb 1994). Heart rate has been shown time and time again not to be a valid...
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    Lost the baby

    Hi Jenni, What a wonderful, loving community of women we have here. We are definitely here for one another. It happened to me too. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will be thinking of you on Monday. ((((((HUG))))))))) Sheila
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    Pray for us

    My thoughts and prayers are coming your way. Here is a big hug for you too. Please keep us posted. Your "cyberfamily" really does care. We have a wonderful group of caring women here who are really concerned for each other. Feel free to come back for support whenever you feel the need. We...
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    amnio pain?

    Hello there, Just had to jump in here. I would strongly suggest that you find someone to drive you to and from your amnio. You will have a hole in your amniotic sac and if you had to slam on brakes for any reason, the steering wheel might cause you some problems! Not driving is usually...