Stephanie from Redefining Health has taught me so much about my pregnant and postpartum body. My first two pregnancies I suffered from severe pelvic floor issues and the PT I had didn’t resolve it. In fact, I was in a lot of pain and couldn’t be active at all.
I was about ten weeks pregnant when I first met Stephanie and with her help I stayed active during the entire pregnancy and recovered very well from childbirth.
She learned me to understand my body better. What are the signs when I overdo? What are good ways to rest? Stephanie helped me figure out in every stage of pregnancy/postpartum what I could do and shouldn’t do, and how.
The exercises she thought me to do at home were easy, doable and always helpful. Even during labor I used the breathing techniques she taught me. Other PT gave me standard exercises but Stephanie really looks at what your body needs right now and we always try them first to see if they’re helpful and if I got them right. By the end of our appts I always feel better than before and feel confident and motivated about the exercises I have to do for homework.
The fact that she comes to your house is a great plus for me, as stay at home mom with little ones that aren’t in school yet. We try to schedule appointments during nap-time but if one of the kids wakes up or needs me, she’s always very relaxed and creative. Like working on my neck while I was feeding a child, or working on my pelvic floor when I was laying on the therapy table with a newborn on my chest.
I’m amazed by Stephanie’s knowledge, she knows so much about health and wellness. She’s my go to for every question I have about healthy food, vitamins and minerals, herbs, books or websites about mental and physical health.
Stephanie’s thorough, knowledgeable and an overall amazing person. She makes me feel comfortable, while making sure she educates me as best she can! She has so much passion for what she does.
Without her help I wouldn’t have had such good pregnancies (active, minimal discomfort), recovery from childbirth and general health/wellness. I’m forever thankful and would highly recommend her to anyone, especially moms and moms to be!!