The Startup Pregnant Podcast
About This Show
Leadership, Business, Parenting. The Startup Pregnant Podcast features interviews with pioneering women entrepreneurs, exceptional leaders, and new parents as they navigate what it takes to grow families and build companies. We ask deep human questions around what it means to become a parent, grow a business, deal with success, and learn from failure. Motherhood, fatherhood, parenting, startups, and entrepreneurship are similar in so many ways. This show gives us a chance to learn from these profound life-transforming journeys. Startup Pregnant isn’t strictly about startups and pregnancy; it’s about the deep-rooted power that growing businesses and babies taps into, and how we change as a result. Throughout both “Startup” and “Pregnant” viewpoints, we look at what it means to undergo these profound internal transformations that come with creating new things from scratch. By telling both personal narratives and stories, we guide a larger conversation about femininity, energy, creativity, and leadership. Transformation isn’t easy, in fact, it’s often painful, but it’s one of the most beautiful parts of being a human.Read more »
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Dr. Shefali Christopher — Postpartum Recovery: Healing the Body
7 days ago
#061 — Postpartum Recovery: Healing the Body, Being an Athlete Before + After Pregnancy If you’re a new mom and an athlete, it can be tempting to hit the trail or the gym asap after the six-week checkup. You want to regain a sense of normalcy and working out is likely a big part of your identity. But it’s incredibly important to be cognizant of what your body just went through and give yourself the time to regain your core strength and allow the pelvic floor to heal. You may even have to relearn the correct use of certain muscles in order to avoid injury. Physical therapist Dr. Shefali Christopher was taken aback by the fact that her postpartum body didn’t quite feel like her own: ‘You’re learning how to be in touch with your muscles again, how to contract them again, how to work them again. I think that was more shocking to me … and it took a lot of work." Today, Shefali joins me to offer her insight on postpartum care for athletes, explaining the importance of rebuilding core strength and giving the body time to heal. I ask Shefali about her own experience with pregnancy and postpartum recovery, and she shares her ongoing efforts at ‘mental forgiving and acceptance’ of her postpartum body. Listen in for Shefali’s advice around the best resources for postpartum exercise and learn why she shifted her career path to pursue research as a new mom. FULL SHOW NOTES: Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/061. EPISODE SPONSOR & SPECIAL OFFER Community makes all the difference. So, at Startup Pregnant, we are launching a mastermind program for women who are interested in going deeper around questions about parenting, motherhood, and business. To learn more and apply for the beta version starting in June, go to https://startuppregnant.com/mastermind. All of our sponsor offers are available on our website for you to grab the perks and discounts offered to podcast listeners: http://startuppregnant.com/sponsors. LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. SHEFALI CHRISTOPHER Dr. Shefali Christopher is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy. After four years of teaching in the Duke DPT program, Shefali joined the Elon University faculty in June of 2017. Her clinical passion lies in treating triathletes and distance runners as well as helping postpartum athletes return to their sport safely. Shefali is currently pursuing a PhD through the University of Newcastle, and her research focuses on understanding and addressing pain in postpartum endurance athletes. Shefali at Elon University Shefali on Twitter RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Lily Nichols on Startup Pregnant EP059 Jill Thein-Nissenbaum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Everymom Athletics with Christine Iverson British Journal of Sports Medicine Pregnancy & Postpartum Series Danielle LaPorte on Startup Pregnant EP034 Annie Dean on Startup Pregnant EP002 THE STARTUP PREGNANT PODCAST & HOST Startup Pregnant Startup Pregnant Newsletter Email firstname.lastname@example.org Startup Pregnant on Facebook Startup Pregnant on Twitter Sponsor the Podcast Review Startup Pregnant on iTunesRead more »
Rated 5 out of
MUCH needed conversation around motherhood + work!
As a (very) pregnant woman and small business owner, I'm constantly looking for advice, stories, and best practices around everything from: maternity leave (when you're making up the rules for yourself), to pumping and traveling with a small baby, to how it actually feels to go back to work after undergoing such a profound transition. I'm selfishly so grateful that this resource exists now and cannot wait to hear even more shows!
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5 out of
I can tell this is going to be a must listen!
My business started taking off about 2 months before I got pregnant, and it was such a rollercoaster journey (and continues to be). It's hard to find people that GET it...which is why I'm so excited about this podcast, and can't wait to hear the next episodes!!
Date published: 2017-09-28