Becoming Your Body’s Bestie
How do you want to feel in your body?
Purposeful? Free? Joyful? Accepting? Balanced? Powerful? Able? Most of us have parts that are hungry for new kinds of movement and new kinds of caring. I can help you identify the best movements to feed your body, so you can walk away from pain, or simply into greater freedom and ease. Whatever your goal is, and wherever your body is right now, I can help you craft a plan and a mindset to get you there.
Within 1 week of implementing Meredith’s recommendations, my sciatic pain was completely gone (and never returned). The tension and discomfort in my legs, back and glutes disappeared, and my gait and lower body strength improved as well. I’m without a doubt convinced our work together helped me achieve a happy and successful home birth for our son. Lessons I learned with Meredith will serve me and my family for our whole lives!
How Can I Help?
Stacking the Cards in Your Favor for Birth
While we need to honor the body where it is, the tools I share with you will stack the proverbial deck in your favor. As your pregnancy progresses you will feel confident that you are moving in all the right ways to create space for your baby and to have strong, yielding birthing muscles.
Diastasis Recti? Sneeze pee? SI Joint Dysfunction? Pubis Symphysis separation? Prolapse? Back pain, hip pain...?
These common complaints of the pelvic region cannot be strictly addressed at the pelvis. We’ll work from your feet to the tip of your head, to optimize the way you are loading your body, and minimize the likelihood of pain or dysfunction.
The work we do in pregnancy will support your postpartum recovery as well. We’ll talk about how you and your baby develop symbiotically, and how you can care gently for your postpartum body as you return to your normal routines.
Natural Movement Coaching
You’ve heard about the Paleo diet. Have you ever wondered what Paleo movement looks like? While I don’t expect any of us to return to hunter-gathering, I can teach your family how to move in new (old) ways: your kids will have a leg up in the world as you allow them to receive these biologically essential mechanical inputs—as important to their health as vitamins and minerals.
Story of a Smile
There was a time I thought I’d never run again. I wondered what it even would feel like to stand still without pain. That was after the birth of my first child. Fast forward to this picture—that’s me running toward my second child before swooping her up in the air. That’s me! Running and twisting, and yes, smiling.
My study of biomechanics and natural movement, especially under Katy Bowman and the Nutritious Movement model, healed my own body and drives me to help other women prevent or heal the dysfunctions that sometimes accompany pregnancy and recovery from childbirth. It isn’t your fault. But there’s a clear path forward. And I could smile all day about that.