My pelvis is going to split in half!

http://www.homesteadingdoula.com/blog/2015/10/4/my-pelvis-is-going-to-split-in-half-symphysis-pubis-dysfunction

GREAT info on how to prevent and relieve Symphsysis Pubis Dysfunction. (click link to read)

Why does it hurt to roll over in bed?

It shouldn’t!

Why does my pelvis feel like it’s on fire when I’m trying to put on pants?

It shouldn’t!

Why does every.single.step I take HURT?!

It shouldn’t!

A lot of pregnant women are afraid their pelvis is going to split in half during labor. For most women, this is just a laughable, irrational thought. But for some women, it’s a real possibility! Symphsysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) is a serious, and I would hazard to say grossly under-diagnosed and under-reported, issue. We’ll start with the basics, then move on to solutions. If you’ve wondered any of the above, it’s possible you might be dealing with SPD.  If you’re here because you know you have SPD and don’t need the background, feel free to jump right down for SPD solutions.

Squatting (properly) is AWESOME for you, here’s how to start even if you suck!!

http://www.livealigned.ca/2013/05/07/squatting-properly-is-awesome-for-you-heres-how-to-start-even-if-you-suck/

The kind of squatting I’m talking about is not weight lifting squatting.  I’m talking about the functional movement, being able to get into deep hip and knee flexion with an untucked pelvis.  Here’s a drawing, because it’s really hard to find someone who’s actually able to do this type of squat.

The squat on the left is the correct one.

(click link at top to read this helpful article!!!)

Mother’s Exercise May Boost Baby’s Brain

Mother’s Exercise May Boost Baby’s Brain

If a woman is physically active during pregnancy, she may boost the development of her unborn child’s brain, according to a heart-tugging new study of expectant mothers and their newborns. The findings bolster a growing scientific consensus that the benefits of exercise can begin to accumulate even before someone is born. (click link above to read on nytimes.com)