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Hard Candy Self Defense Inc. 4th Trimester The Charleston Soap Chef Frothy Beard Brewing Company Charleston Carriage Works
#13: The Mommy Basket

We see our Burn Moms out there busting their tails each and every day, and so we intentionally made it a point to make the Mommy Basket the most valuable of them all! Its size may be deceiving, but this basket includes a free family Portrait Session by Codey Armstrong Photography, a Free Hair Styling or Makeup Service by Coastal Glam, a Free 2-hour Pistol Training Lesson with Hard Candy Self Defense Inc., a Free Pelvic Floor Assessment with 4th Trimester, a 7oz jar of Lemon Sugar Scrub from The Charleston Soap Chef, a 12 oz bag of “Breakfast Blend” Coffee from the Charleston Coffee Roasters, 1 Lilly Pulitzer Metal Sailor Koozie, and 3 Toddler Tee Shirts from Wildwood Landing (sizes 4,5/6,5/6). This basket is valued at $846 but has a starting bid of only $75!
We are so excited to join together for this event! Can't wait to meet up with you awesome mamas!
https://fb.me/e/DbMG5ixR
Thank you Meg Henderson from 4th Trimester for sharing your story!!! 💜
Moms- check out this amazing offering with 4th Trimester
Real Mom Talk Episode 6: Nicci Kristine - Yoga from MamaMaya joins me to talk about how she supports moms as a prenatal yoga instructor, as a birth and postpartum doula, and as an eating disorder coach.

Check out her classes at Revive Yoga Daniel Island!
Nicci's Recommendations: Corrective Chiropractic - Charleston, Rome Physical Therapy, and 4th Trimester

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka5qkhngtV8&feature=youtu.be
Looking forward to seeing you this weekend for our Moving Into Motherhood workshop with 4th Trimester.

Registration is required, so don't forget to signup at the link below!

https://www.ppdsupport.org/events
If #healthiswealth and #exerciseismedicine, then #physicaltherapy must be like the extra cheese in the #training sandwich (some days being a little more pepper jack than others). One last hip check with Meg Henderson (@4thtrimester.chs) today after emptying the bucket PAIN FREE (#amen🙌) at yesterday's sprint tri. Combined #TRX work with #lowpressurefitness and joint mobility exercises for an overall head, shoulders, knees, and toes tune up. Maintaining the balance between residency/life outside it and training presented its fair share of challenges in this 90mph planet over the course of the last two years. However, what started as a trip down recovery road, turned into both a friendship and a constant reminder to keep an ear tuned to the body's needs in periods of rest and #slay. Injuries, maintenance, and exercises aside, Meg never fails to listen to or laugh with her patients, providing not only unparalleled care, but also an environment of encouragement. Toeing any line healthy is a gift not to be taken for granted, and one I am happy to receive thanks to Meg's care. We've come a long way from Bosu squats, homegirl, and I look forward to continuing to grow, supercharged by so many great memories!
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#mondaymobilization #themorningafter #sweetrecovery #bodywerk #trainsmarterrecoverharderracefaster #lemmeseeyohipswing #trapqueen #imnotcryingmybicepsarecrying #strongwomen #tuneuptotearitup #permissiontolaunch #PT #megmoments #prehabrehab #triathlete #triathlon #swimbikerun #halfironmantraining #roadtoaugusta #teamzoot #zootsports #teamgrosicki #blueskyendurance #headupwingsout #telehealthherewecome❤ @ Charleston, South Carolina

The Lowcountry’s 1st specialty physical therapy clinic providing health and wellness services for prenatal and postpartum women. You are worthy and you are worth your strongest, healthiest self, mama!

Operating as usual

01/03/2022

Happy birthday to our beloved Dr. Hannah! 🥳

Wishing you lots of pup snuggles and beach walks!

Head over to her account @hannahbangel_dpt and leave some her some birthday love! 🎂

Happy birthday to our beloved Dr. Hannah! 🥳

Wishing you lots of pup snuggles and beach walks!

Head over to her account @hannahbangel_dpt and leave some her some birthday love! 🎂

12/29/2021

I like it when my tea gives me advice. ☕️

We could all use this one, so I’m just going to leave this right here. 💜

Cheers to whatever day it is this week and however many more days til 2022! 😜

#yogiteaquotes #greatness #beachtime

I like it when my tea gives me advice. ☕️

We could all use this one, so I’m just going to leave this right here. 💜

Cheers to whatever day it is this week and however many more days til 2022! 😜

#yogiteaquotes #greatness #beachtime

12/28/2021

Making an effort this week to rest and embrace the now (which is VERY hard for me 🤣). All of the wild, crazy, messy, loud, sick 😷 now.

How are y’all spending this week?

Making an effort this week to rest and embrace the now (which is VERY hard for me 🤣). All of the wild, crazy, messy, loud, sick 😷 now.

How are y’all spending this week?

12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We have loved supporting so many mamas this year! Thank you all for so much love and support! 🥰🎄💫

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! We have loved supporting so many mamas this year! Thank you all for so much love and support! 🥰🎄💫

Photos from 4th Trimester's post 12/13/2021

Kiawah Half Marathon

Work hard for the thing… then do the thing!

So I ran a half marathon yesterday - with real people! 😆 And I was pleasantly surprised at my finishing time! 🙌 Last year, the hubs and I did a neighborhood half 🏃🏻‍♀️when the race we were signed up for went virtual, but I’ve still held this goal of completing one in person.

Yesterday, I finally did it! 🏅 With the help of @thesisuwolf ‘s program and @esmccutcheon to run with, it was an amazingly fun race and experience @kiawahresort. 🏝

The feeling of accomplishing a goal you’ve worked hard for is like no other. 🥳 It makes all of the training worth it - and kind of like having a baby… you basically forget all the terrible parts and then want to do it all over again! 😂

To make the race even sweeter, we got to model what calling your shot and then reaching the goal looks like in real life for our oldest 👦🏻. It’s ok to be a little scared of whatever it is you’re reaching for. You’ll show up because you made that promise to yourself. And then when you do the thing you were scared of, you’ll realize you’re capable of doing harder things than your 30 year old self ever thought was possible.

And now I forgot all the terrible parts of training 🤷🏻‍♀️ and looking for what’s next in 2022. So, let’s hear some of your goals! Call your shot… I promise you won’t regret it! 🙌

12/08/2021

🚨Attention🚨
Dr. Hannah has added her own IG to the mix! Give her a follow to learn more about her and her passion for women’s health! We know you will love her as much as we do! 💜
Repost from @hannahbangel_dpt

Obligatory intro post coming your way!

Hi!! I’m Hannah and I’m a pelvic health PT in Charleston, SC. I work @4thtrimester.chs where we specialize in educating and empowering women during pregnancy, immediately postpartum, and beyond! But don’t let the name fool you, we also treat women who have not had babies yet but still experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction 🤗

I love helping women learn more about their bodies (because let’s be honest - we aren’t taught nearly enough) and guiding women back to exercise in ways that will optimize movement without leaking, heaviness, pain, etc.

I’m here for all the PF related content but don’t get me wrong, I am not a insta pro so no judgement 😅

🚨Attention🚨
Dr. Hannah has added her own IG to the mix! Give her a follow to learn more about her and her passion for women’s health! We know you will love her as much as we do! 💜
Repost from @hannahbangel_dpt

Obligatory intro post coming your way!

Hi!! I’m Hannah and I’m a pelvic health PT in Charleston, SC. I work @4thtrimester.chs where we specialize in educating and empowering women during pregnancy, immediately postpartum, and beyond! But don’t let the name fool you, we also treat women who have not had babies yet but still experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction 🤗

I love helping women learn more about their bodies (because let’s be honest - we aren’t taught nearly enough) and guiding women back to exercise in ways that will optimize movement without leaking, heaviness, pain, etc.

I’m here for all the PF related content but don’t get me wrong, I am not a insta pro so no judgement 😅

12/04/2021

This… 💜

Recently, a friend texted me: Here we go, she said. It was a photo of her in a hospital gown.

Lovely and tired, she was in labor and I Felt ever so vividly where she was. ⁣⁣⁣
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I remembered myself in her place.

I remembered the childless girl who went into a labor and delivery ward scared and in pain and full of wonder and naivety and fear and excitement.

I remember being embarrassed when my water broke in a Hollywood-style fashion all over a cold hospital floor with wonderful strangers around me.

I remember the hours that followed.

There was so much unknown. ⁣⁣⁣
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I remember the feeling of lightness when Sunday arrived and the heaviness in the days that followed when the visitors left and the hormones crashed and a wave of newness like nothing I’d ever known came over me. ⁣⁣⁣
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In a way, when I saw my friend’s text, I missed the girl I was when I walked into the hospital that day. The one who lived in a tiny little apartment and took long runs and longer showers and lounged with coffee and slept in. I don’t always feel like I know her anymore. Glimpses of her, maybe. But not the full her. ⁣⁣⁣
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In a way, I wanted to say to my friend: Live in those last few moments. Hug your husband. Cherish that time. ⁣⁣
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But I didn’t. ⁣⁣⁣
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I also knew that contractions hurt and it was hard (because it is) and being so close to the unknown is so uncomfortable yet so strangely spiritual. ⁣⁣⁣
I also wanted to say this: That the person she is becoming, the person she will become tonight, will awe the person she is right now.

I wanted to tell her that the little baby she was about to meet will introduce her to herself. ⁣
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I wanted to tell her that the days that are about to follow will be hard—but that it would all be okay. Because the mess of it all is what makes it so beautiful.

(But in quiet moments she’ll always dream about lazy afternoons.)⁣
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I didn’t though.

Instead I told her she was doing great.

I told her I’d be here if she needed me.

I told her I couldn’t wait to see her on the other side. 🤍

—@dearsundaymotherhood
Resharing one of my favorites for all of the mamas who are about to meet their babies. 🤍

11/29/2021

We hope those celebrating had a great first night of Hannukah! May the next 7 nights be filled with love and light 🌟

We hope those celebrating had a great first night of Hannukah! May the next 7 nights be filled with love and light 🌟

11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. 💕

We are grateful for so much this year.

Giving thanks for the simple things today.

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. 💕

We are grateful for so much this year.

Giving thanks for the simple things today.

10/25/2021

True or False? “You can’t do x,y,or z unless you are symptom-free.”

If you saw my stories on Friday, you already know the answer to this Myth-buster Monday!

FALSE.

Quick recap: I went out for a run 🏃🏻‍♀️on Friday, started leaking after 4 min and just could.not.stop. Talk about an uncomfortable feeling! I’ve never really had this issue - heaviness — yes, leaking 💦 — no! Anyway, at first I was going to just stop and walk, but then I decided I’d be more upset having to turn around and go back home than I would if I just kept on going. It had been a busy week of solo parenting, running 3 days in a row due to husband’s travel schedule, lifting our elderly dog, carrying big Louis around at soccer practice, among other things…

Because of all of those reasons, I prioritized my mental health 🤯 with this Friday afternoon run. I know there are plenty of people out there who might think this is wrong or unconventional. How could you be a pelvic floor PT but you still leak when you run? 🙅🏻‍♀️

We are all human and 💩happens. None of us are 💯 perfect. I’m here with my story to sit with you in the messy middle.

Why is it that we have to be “symptom-free” to return to activity postpartum anyway? Who made up these rules? 🤷🏻‍♀️A textbook, maybe.

In my mind, symptom-free isn’t always realistic for every mom out there and it can keep us stuck in a place of lack. It potentially holds us back from doing activities that we love 🚴🏻‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🧗🏽‍♀️🏇🏽, give us joy, remind us of who we are, and even allow us to fulfill a vision we might have had for ourselves as we transitioned into motherhood.

So for those of you navigating a journey where symptom-free feels unattainable at the moment, I see you. 💕 And I’m here to let you know that there plenty of ways to start the things you love, without being symptom-free.

True or False? “You can’t do x,y,or z unless you are symptom-free.”

If you saw my stories on Friday, you already know the answer to this Myth-buster Monday!

FALSE.

Quick recap: I went out for a run 🏃🏻‍♀️on Friday, started leaking after 4 min and just could.not.stop. Talk about an uncomfortable feeling! I’ve never really had this issue - heaviness — yes, leaking 💦 — no! Anyway, at first I was going to just stop and walk, but then I decided I’d be more upset having to turn around and go back home than I would if I just kept on going. It had been a busy week of solo parenting, running 3 days in a row due to husband’s travel schedule, lifting our elderly dog, carrying big Louis around at soccer practice, among other things…

Because of all of those reasons, I prioritized my mental health 🤯 with this Friday afternoon run. I know there are plenty of people out there who might think this is wrong or unconventional. How could you be a pelvic floor PT but you still leak when you run? 🙅🏻‍♀️

We are all human and 💩happens. None of us are 💯 perfect. I’m here with my story to sit with you in the messy middle.

Why is it that we have to be “symptom-free” to return to activity postpartum anyway? Who made up these rules? 🤷🏻‍♀️A textbook, maybe.

In my mind, symptom-free isn’t always realistic for every mom out there and it can keep us stuck in a place of lack. It potentially holds us back from doing activities that we love 🚴🏻‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️🧗🏽‍♀️🏇🏽, give us joy, remind us of who we are, and even allow us to fulfill a vision we might have had for ourselves as we transitioned into motherhood.

So for those of you navigating a journey where symptom-free feels unattainable at the moment, I see you. 💕 And I’m here to let you know that there plenty of ways to start the things you love, without being symptom-free.

10/15/2021

Thinking of all of the babies gone too soon. 🤍 We will hold them in our hearts until we can hold them in our arms. 👼

“i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)”.

-E.E. Cummings

#internationalwaveoflight2021 #pregnancyandinfantlossawarenessmonth #pregnancyloss #breakthesilence #neverbestill #pregnancyandinfantloss #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #miscarriageawareness #ihadamiscarriage
#rainbowbaby #rainbowafterloss #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infantloss #missedmiscarriage #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #1in4 #pregnantafterinfertility #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #babyloss #tmfr #lifeafterloss #stillbirth

Thinking of all of the babies gone too soon. 🤍 We will hold them in our hearts until we can hold them in our arms. 👼

“i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)”.

-E.E. Cummings

#internationalwaveoflight2021 #pregnancyandinfantlossawarenessmonth #pregnancyloss #breakthesilence #neverbestill #pregnancyandinfantloss #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #miscarriageawareness #ihadamiscarriage
#rainbowbaby #rainbowafterloss #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infantloss #missedmiscarriage #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #1in4 #pregnantafterinfertility #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #babyloss #tmfr #lifeafterloss #stillbirth

10/14/2021

Pregnancy loss is devastating.

The grief surrounding the loss of a child can be immense and all-consuming. As a friend or someone on the outside looking in, it can be tough and uncomfortable to know what to say to a mom who is going through a loss (or has previously).

The number of times I heard “everything happens for a reason” or “at least you have a son already” makes me want to scream.

And, on the flip side, I also I understand.

These statements are well intentioned with the aim of comfort, but in fact do the opposite.

Words like those in the right hand column undermine the feelings a grieving mother is having. No amount of “be thankfuls” are going to change an experience that moms have such a hard time even processing themselves.

Just as we would validate our child’s emotions when they go through challenging times, moms want the same. We want to be seen, heard, and allowed to grieve and process the loss on our own time. Unfortunately, the fix-it mentality doesn’t work here.

A few other ways to show support and love for the grieving mother are:

💕Continuing to call and reach out
💕Being with them to listen
💕Acknowledging the loss
💕Asking what you can do to help support them

I hope you find these tips helpful. To the mamas who have experienced loss 🤍🤍🤍 - I see you and anytime you need someone to listen I am here for you.

#pregnancyloss #communication #breakthesilence #neverbestill #pregnancyandinfantloss #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #latetermloss #neonatalloss #miscarriageawareness #ihadamiscarriage #supportaftermiscarriage
#rainbowbaby #rainbowafterloss #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infantloss #missedmiscarriage #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #1in4 #pregnantafterinfertility #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #babyloss #tmfr #lifeafterloss #stillbirth

Pregnancy loss is devastating.

The grief surrounding the loss of a child can be immense and all-consuming. As a friend or someone on the outside looking in, it can be tough and uncomfortable to know what to say to a mom who is going through a loss (or has previously).

The number of times I heard “everything happens for a reason” or “at least you have a son already” makes me want to scream.

And, on the flip side, I also I understand.

These statements are well intentioned with the aim of comfort, but in fact do the opposite.

Words like those in the right hand column undermine the feelings a grieving mother is having. No amount of “be thankfuls” are going to change an experience that moms have such a hard time even processing themselves.

Just as we would validate our child’s emotions when they go through challenging times, moms want the same. We want to be seen, heard, and allowed to grieve and process the loss on our own time. Unfortunately, the fix-it mentality doesn’t work here.

A few other ways to show support and love for the grieving mother are:

💕Continuing to call and reach out
💕Being with them to listen
💕Acknowledging the loss
💕Asking what you can do to help support them

I hope you find these tips helpful. To the mamas who have experienced loss 🤍🤍🤍 - I see you and anytime you need someone to listen I am here for you.

#pregnancyloss #communication #breakthesilence #neverbestill #pregnancyandinfantloss #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #latetermloss #neonatalloss #miscarriageawareness #ihadamiscarriage #supportaftermiscarriage
#rainbowbaby #rainbowafterloss #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infantloss #missedmiscarriage #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #1in4 #pregnantafterinfertility #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #babyloss #tmfr #lifeafterloss #stillbirth

10/12/2021

Did you know 1 in 4 women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy?

I didn’t when I lost my first.
I still didn’t when I experienced loss for a second time.
And I didn’t want to admit it when I lost the three after her.

The reality is all of us know someone who has experienced the trauma of loss yet most women suffer in silence. 💔 The research shows women continue to experience feelings of shame, self blame, and guilt after loss. We don’t know who to turn to, we shut down, and internalize. On top of that, the rest of society acts as if we should just “get back to normal” after a loss, which can have serious long term mental health consequences.

This week we continue to honor the babies lost too soon and will also be sharing resources and support in the hopes that it can help even just one mama who needs it.🙏

#breakthesilence #neverbestill #pregnancyandinfantloss #miscarriage ##miscarriagesupport #miscarriageawareness #ihadamiscarriage
#rainbowbaby #rainbowafterloss #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infantloss #missedmiscarriage #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #1in4 #pregnantafterinfertility #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #babyloss #tmfr #lifeafterloss #stillbirth

Did you know 1 in 4 women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy?

I didn’t when I lost my first.
I still didn’t when I experienced loss for a second time.
And I didn’t want to admit it when I lost the three after her.

The reality is all of us know someone who has experienced the trauma of loss yet most women suffer in silence. 💔 The research shows women continue to experience feelings of shame, self blame, and guilt after loss. We don’t know who to turn to, we shut down, and internalize. On top of that, the rest of society acts as if we should just “get back to normal” after a loss, which can have serious long term mental health consequences.

This week we continue to honor the babies lost too soon and will also be sharing resources and support in the hopes that it can help even just one mama who needs it.🙏

#breakthesilence #neverbestill #pregnancyandinfantloss #miscarriage ##miscarriagesupport #miscarriageawareness #ihadamiscarriage
#rainbowbaby #rainbowafterloss #infertilityawareness #infertilitysucks #infantloss #missedmiscarriage #infertilityjourney #infertilitywarrior #1in4 #pregnantafterinfertility #thisiswhatinfertilitylookslike #babyloss #tmfr #lifeafterloss #stillbirth

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By definition, the 4th Trimester refers to the 3-month period following the birth of your baby. This period is hallmarked by your newborn rapidly developing and adapting to life on the outside of your womb, while you careen into the joy, terror and reality of motherhood.

The 4th Trimester is also widely accepted among the medical and professional community as the necessary physical “recovery period” for postpartum moms following childbirth. However, for many women, three months is just the beginning the body’s road to healing and recovery.

Frustrated by the sheer number of moms resigning to leaking, pelvic pain, poor posture and feeling weak or stuck, we decided to challenge the stereotypes around prenatal fitness and postpartum recovery by providing specialized physical therapy, workshops and education for women before and after baby.

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