Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness

Dr. Ashley Wozniak, PT, DPT offers, at Inspired Maternity Studio, fitness classes and programs to help keep mothers physically healthy, strong and reduce pain during their pregnancy and postpartum journey. 

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6 Week Fit for Pregnancy and Delivery

Inspired Maternity offers throughout the year, a 6 week program, Fit for Pregnancy and Delivery  class that is held once a week for 60 minutes. During these classes, Dr. Ashley Wozniak guides expecting mothers through fitness routines and safe exercises based on trimester and current fitness level. 

 

What to Expect and Learn during these 6 weeks:

  • Learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of our bodies during birth, whether your delivery is vaginal or cesarean. 

  • Learn safe exercises and specific muscle groups to focus on during each trimester. There are many positions that we can strengthening and maintain mobility, and this will be individualized for each mother during classes. Exercises will also be performed in positions that best support labor positions, so you feel as strong as possible during labor. 

  • Learn proper 360 breathing, coordination of our breaths with core muscles (abdominals and pelvic floor) and how to incorporate this during exercise.

  • Learn proper body mechanics (bending, lifting, carrying, body mechanics if you are pregnant and taking care of another young child, as well as body mechanics for postpartum) to reduce excessive strain and intra-abdominal pressure through your core. These techniques can help reduce pelvic floor dysfunction and diastasis, low back, SIJ, hip pain. 

  • You will be provided additional educational material through email or google doc folder covering various topics like laboring positions, basic prenatal nutrition, evidence based education on gestational diabetes, Pitocin, natural child birth, glucose testing, and many more pregnancy related topics that mothers seek during pregnancy. 

  • You will be provided Dr. Ashley Wozniak, PT, DPT, OCS postpartum healing educational forms on both vaginal and cesarean recovery. 

Please check the schedule on our website for the next 6 Week Fit for Pregnancy Series and email Dr. Ashley Wozniak at inspiredmaternity@gmail.com for registration details. 

8 week 4th Trimester Rehab and Core Fitness Program

Dr. Ashley Wozniak, PT, DPT, OCS has created a unique 4th trimester program to help guide mothers in their postpartum healing journey. This program is unique as each mother will receive a postpartum physical assessment prior to beginning the in-studio program. This assessment allows Dr. Ashley to assess each mother’s postpartum healing starting point. 

The assessment includes but not limited to:

 A detailed posture assessment which includes spinal and pelvic alignment and mobility postpartum, breathing and core coordination, pelvic floor education and proper contractions, bowel and bladder health, abdominal soft tissue and pelvic organ placement and/or restrictions, scar assessment and mobilization if cesarean birth, overall flexibility and strength, assessment of body positioning (feeding positions, seated positions, bending, lifting and other functional movements completed by mother postpartum in order to care for baby and other children), diastasis checks, education on intra-abdominal pressure management, rib cage and oblique muscle assessments, along with other necessary recovery education. 

 

This program includes the assessment, structured and progressive classes 2x/week for 8 weeks. Dr. Ashley will individualize mobility and exercises for each mother’s starting point, progress appropriately in core work and overall exercises allowing mother to heal and return to functional activities and enjoyable exercise for her overall health and fitness. 

 

Please check in on our website for when the next 4th Trimester Rehab and Core Fitness Program will begin and details on registration. You can email Dr. Ashley directly at inspiredmaternity@gmail.com for further questions or a 15 minute free consultation to discuss if this program is right for you!