Episode #332: Postpartum Exercises for C-Section Recovery with Krystle from Expecting & Empowered

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Steph interviews Krystle from Expecting and Empowered about postpartum fitness, including c-section recovery and exercise. Krystle is a physical therapist who has treated hundreds of pregnancy and postpartum patients. She’s poured 12+ years of knowledge working with women into her app and the education on her platform. In this episode, they discuss common misconceptions about postpartum fitness, c-section-specific recovery work, how to set realistic goals, and answer frequently asked questions. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what to expect for postpartum fitness and feel empowered with tools and resources to find your inner and outer strength.


Topics Discussed:

  • Why every woman can benefit from PT
  • What happens during your PT appointment
  • Navigating c-section recovery and movement
  • Consideration for babywearing
  • Addressing FAQ  about postpartum fitness
  • Tips for finding time for movement

Show Notes:

  • Click here to receive 20% off their app  with code DOCTORMOM 
  • Check out the C-section recovery box
  • Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell’s Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child’s number one health advocate!
  • Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD’s online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood

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This episode’s guest

Krystle has been working as a physical therapist for 13 years and has treated hundreds of pregnancy and postpartum patients at her clinic Empower Movement. Everything she’s learned in those years has been poured into creating Expecting and Empowered – a resource that she now recommends to ALL of her pregnant and postpartum clients. As she loves to say, “motion is lotion”- movement during these physically demanding years sets you up for a smoother journey. Expecting and Empowered allows her to continue growing her passion for helping women to have a smooth pregnancy and a safe recovery. She marries her PT experience with her personal experience of being a 3x C-section mom to empower women across the globe to live stronger, healthier lives.

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