Category Archives: Pregnancy & Postpartum

Why Your Body Does Not “Snap Back Together” After Childbirth

Physical Therapist and author, Marianne Ryan explains why it takes time to regain your pre-pregnancy figure and gives 5 tips to help you get back in shape quicker. After the excitement of childbirth, first-time moms are often shocked to discover that their bodies don’t automatically snap back into shape immediately after their baby is born.

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Diastasis Recti

Marianne was recently interviewed by the Today show on NBC for a segment addressing Diastasis Recti. Although diastasis recti is normal for pregnant women, according to Marianne Ryan, a New York-based physical therapist, for some women, the muscles don’t shrink back down on their own. “Hormones during pregnancy cause your muscles to loosen up to

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What Is Pelvic Organ Prolapse and How to Avoid It

Physical Therapist and author, Marianne Ryan explains how doing too much, too soon after childbirth can cause pelvic organ prolapse and offers advice for avoiding it. One of the complications that can develop as a result of childbirth is pelvic organ prolapse, POP for short.This is a condition where organs such as the uterus or

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New Moms – Four Tips for Preventing Constipation

Physical Therapist and author, Marianne Ryan explains why squatting is the best position for emptying your bowels and offers other solutions for constipation. As a physical therapist who specializes in women’s health, and a mother of two, I can tell you one thing most pregnant and postpartum women have in common – constipation! Not only

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TEDx Talk … What Your Momma Never Told You About Child Birth

TEDx Talk Marianne Ryan PT Some of you may know that I did a TED x Talk last month and I have been waiting to hear if it was accepted by the Ted Talk committee. I am so excited because it was published yesterday! The name of the talk is “What Your Momma Never Told

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Fox News – How to flatten post-pregnancy belly

Fox News Marianne Ryan PT was recently featured on Fox News. “Giving birth is hard work, but getting your abs back in shape after delivering your baby doesn’t have to be. Marianne Ryan, a physical therapist and author of “Baby Bod,” shares four of her favorite exercises to trim and tone your post-pregnancy tummy”. Watch

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Stretch Marks? Here are my Best Tips for Dealing with them

Physical Therapist Marianne Ryan offers advice for dealing with stretch marks to help get your body back in shape as quickly as possible following childbirth. Most new moms are often very concerned about getting their bodies back into shape as soon after giving birth as possible. If you eat the right foods and do the

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Every Mom Needs Physical Therapy

Julie Revelant who is a health journalist wrote an interesting article for FOXNEWS.com stressing that every mom needs and deserves to have physical therapy treatment after childbirth. Revelant compares the American medical care system to other countries, like France. In the US most people assume a woman’s body will magically “snap back together” 6 weeks after

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The Top 8 Health Conditions That Affect Working Moms

The Top 8 Health Conditions That Affect Working Moms “The demands of work and motherhood have a real impact on your body, but these fixes can help”.  Marianne Ryan PT was recently featured in an article by Rachel Rabkin Peachman in the Working Mother website. Back Pain The problem: Carrying young kids coupled with long hours sitting at

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Tips for New Parents

In a recent article published in the Natural Parent Magazine  Marianne Ryan gives tips to new parents on how to avoid aches and pains by learning how to lift your baby safely. Lifting Baby Out of a Stroller Picking your baby up out of a stroller is similar to picking your baby up out of a

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