My Movement Approach

blog Dec 10, 2019

My Movement Perspective

What if movement was bigger than exercise, but in a less overwhelming and practical sense? What if you knew how to incorporate movement into your everyday life, not because you feel like you have to or should, but because you know exactly what your body needs to feel amazing at the end of every day?

 

I like to think of myself as a movement coach, similar to a life coach or a nutritionist combined, but for your movement life and 'diet'. Most of us have started...

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Episode 4: Interview with Dr. Erin Bowe

podcast Dec 09, 2019

Dr. Erin Bowe is a Clinical & Perinatal Psychologist and coach in Victoria supporting birth workers through birth work. After watching her own Doula struggling to process the unfolding of her second traumatic birth it occurred to her – where is the support? where is the trauma informed practice? 

She has over 10 years experience working in private practice assisting women and families with perinatal support before and during pregnancy, and even...

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Episode 3: Interview with Kim Vopni - The Vagina Coach

podcast Dec 09, 2019

Kim is on a mission to break through taboos and redefine how we think about women’s health - and just to be clear... Light Bladder Leakage is NOT 'just part of being a woman'.

She's passionate about wanting women to know how to connect to their pelvic floor so they can overcome challenges like incontinence and organ prolapse and regain a sense of control and power in their lives. 

She's combined everything she's learned in from my own pregnancies and...

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Episode 2: Compassionate Boundaries: Learning to Stay in our Lanes and Knowing When and How To Refer Out

podcast Dec 03, 2019

In this episode I discuss how to have compassionate boundaries, with ourselves and our clients as well as the strategies for learning to stay within our expertise and breaking down when and how to refer out to other professionals.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Balancing our clients comfort and trust with us and knowing what we can and cannot do
  • Balance between ego- not wanting people to think that we don’t have all the answers
  • Financial- if we refer out, we might lose...
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Episode 1: Who am I? and Why a Podcast For Birth Workers?

podcast Nov 21, 2019

Hello, I'm Erin Underwood!

Whether you're a midwife, doula, OBGYN, or labor and delivery nurse I'm passionate about supporting you as you support others! In this first episode I share my journey and my "why" behind this endeavor to create a community for education and support for anyone serving in the birthing community.

 

Topics covered in this episode:

  • My background in movement and teaching
  • How motherhood affected my body 
  • My healing process from diastasis recti and pelvic organ...
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So You Wanna Squat?

Let’s talk squats!

Squatting is what is called a natural movement. A movement that you would see someone do to live their life if we didn’t have all the chairs, cars, running water and modern conveniences.

For many of my clients a squat is a personal goal of there’s, and I love helping them move towards that goal!

The squat also is a movement that requires a lot of moving parts to be lined up in our body to actually happen, a unique combination of mobility and strength.

I...

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Intuitive Movement

I have been processing this phrase of late ‘intuitive’. This idea of learning to trust yourself and to allow your body’s needs to direct the choices you make. This idea of intuitive eating has been starting to gain traction. That there is no one size fits all approach to food, that it’s dependent on your individual genetics, lifestyle and goals. The idea that we can’t cookie cutter a diet, caloric intake and all the micro and macro nutrients that every individual...

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Movement in Mom Life: A Day in the Life

I grew up an athlete. I was a big gymnast and swimmer. I played in other sports like basketball and softball but those were by two big ones that I loved and did for years. After I transitioned out of high school, I didn’t do any college athletics. I took a few classes for fun and PE credits, swing dancing, karate, more swimming, but I did miss the team aspect from the past. After I graduated college and started working full time, my movement life looked like going to the gym before or...

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Clothing and Movement..... Which Influences the Other?

Have you ever NOT done something because of what you’re wearing? “Sorry, I’m in a skirt…”, or you realize you can’t lift your arms overhead or give that big hug you’d like to, or you can’t walk comfortably because of what’s on your feet, because what you’re wearing prevents that movement?

 

I think most of us have experienced this, and I know this because most of our modern clothing doesn’t take movement into much...

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Mutu Systems VS. Restore Your Core- Comparing Two Postpartum Recovery Programs

I am often referencing my time after giving birth to my fourth son, (poor kid gets blamed for everything). My body fell apart after his birth, hormonally, emotionally and physically. This post will focus on what I did for my physical healing. I worked closely with my naturopath for healing my hormones and had some amazing people and groups involved in my emotional healing.

 
Immediately after giving birth to him I knew something was wrong. I felt SO heavy down in my pelvic floor. I felt...
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