Two courses in one!

Did you know:

  • That pregnancy is the only confirmed risk factor for the condition - diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA)?

  • That DRA, the overstretching of the abdominal muscles, is a normal adaptation during pregnancy?

  • That a more complicated delivery can increase the likelihood of your newborn having difficulty latching, sucking and feeding?

  • That common birth practices could have contributed to your fussy newborn?

DRA is trendy across social media platforms which often leads to information being misinterpreted or misrepresented.

  • Go beyond the basics of DRA education, empower yourself with the facts and the most current literature surrounding DRA.

  • Feel confident about your return to exercise postpartum by re-establishing the connection between the pelvic floor and the abdominal muscles. 

  • Equip yourself with the skills to identify certain conditions your newborn might be working through

  • Learn when and how your newborn might benefit from alternative healthcare practices like Osteopathic Manual therapy (OMP). 

This mini course will help you restore your core and understand your infant's needs better!

This mini 'a la carte' course is Module 4 of our Postpartum Prep Bundle - 'Flourish in the 4th Trimester'. Take 'DRA and Newborn Needs' as a stand alone mini course or get the whole bundle for holistic health support during your postpartum journey.

  • Ab Separation?

    Diastasis rectus abdominus (DRA) or 'ab separation' is a normal part of pregnancy and postpartum. Learn about your core and how to identify and improve DRA.

  • Newborn Needs

    Learn about the most common conditions newborns develop during the first year of life and what can be done to manage certain conditions.

You don't have to experience the postpartum journey alone!

This course will provide community, the science and the strategies to flourish in your 4th trimester.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 4: Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA) and Newborn Needs

    • Meet Your Instructor, Florence

    • What is DRA?

    • The Facts, Demystifying DRA

    • Core Breath and Deep Core Activation

    • Osteopathy for Newborns

    • Common Newborn Symptoms & Conditions

    • Module 4 Handouts

    • Module 4 Bonus #1

    • Module 4 Transcript

    • Module 4 References

Plus you will have access to the following Course Bonuses:

  • Core Restore Video

    Receive a recording of Florence Bowen's Basic Core Foundational movement class to help wake up your abs and help you safely get back to exercise.

We want you to flourish in the 4th!

Are you ready to thrive in your recovery after childbirth and get back to doing all the things you love, with all those you adore?

Your Instructor:

Meet your Pre and Postnatal expert

Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Florence Bowen

Florence is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, kinesiologist, and movement specialist in Toronto. With an eclectic background that includes competitive athletics and dance, yoga and Pilates instruction, and a deep knowledge of human kinetics, she brings a holistic approach to wellness. She specializes in treating and teaching pre- and post-natal women and infants, and is one of Toronto’s leading experts on diastasis-recti (the condition of “over-stretched” abdominal muscles during and after pregnancy).

What are people saying about our Instructor?

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Florence is so knowledgeable! I felt safe in her hands and I definitely feel more confident and comfortable in my postpartum body. She is so easy to work with and does a GREAT job describing each movement.

You DON'T have to go on with:

• not feeling satisfied with how your postpartum core looks

• feeling weak and vulnerable in your abdominals

• feeling inadequate to care or soothe your newborn

• feeling scared to exercise or move postpartum

Parent holding infant

Rehab your core and more with the help of this course!

You'll have access to:

  • Videos of educational material

  • Exercise Handouts

  • Course bonuses 

  • Full access to the course content for one year

Get this 2-in-1 mini course taught by Florence, an expert DRA clinician, Movement Specialist and Osteopathic Manual Practitioner:

At the rate of $57!