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I can answer all questions regarding prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer any questions that are not related to prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer questions regarding getting pregnant, or signs or symtoms, only fitness and exercise during and after pregnancy. No due dates, medical problems during pregnancy, signs or symtpoms of pregnancy, pregnancy tests, vaginal problems/smells/discharge, periods or ovulation.

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Pre-and-Postnatal Exercise Specialist ACE certified Personal Trainer Author: "Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best" Book Author: "Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning" DVD Founder: BeFit-Mom Teacher: Post Pregnancy Exercise Workshops


IDEA Health and Fitness Association


numerous regional parenting magazine


Dancing Thru Pregnancy, Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist Certification 2000 Resist-a-Ball Core Program, 1999 American Council on Exercise, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1999 Peak Performance, San Francisco, CA, Pilates Instructor Training Program, 1992 Health and Fitness Institute, Cal State Hayward, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1990 American College of Sports Medicine, Group Exercise Leader, 1989 Boston Conservatory, BFA/Dance, 1982

Awards and Honors

´┐ŻBounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning´┐Ż, 2005. Winner of the Platinum Award from the Family Review Center, 2007.

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Recent Answers from Helene Byrne

2016-08-12 Post partum exercise:

After a C-section, you should rebuild your abdominal wall from the inside out, and re-establish core strength and functional stability before resuming standard gym exercises. You can find out how to do

2015-08-03 Starting an exercise routine:

Now is the perfect time for you to increase your activity level. Because aerobic exercise provides - by far - the most health benefits to you and your developing baby after conception, make this the foundation

2015-06-19 Child Birth or Breast Surgery Priority:

Breast reduction surgery will prevent her ability to breast feed. As breast milk is by FAR the best food for infants, and offers profound benefits to both mother and child that can last a lifetime, I would

2015-03-13 fitness after delivary:

At 6 mos. post C-section, all aerobic exercise should be safe. Jogging, running, fast walking will not cause a hernia. For abdominal rehab, start with postpartum core stability. See http://befitmom.com/bounce_back_fast_post_natal_core_conditioning_dvd

2014-08-18 rectal pain:

While your fertility question is out of my area of expertise, you can start drinking cranberry juice on a regular basis to prevent further episodes of UTI. Cranberry juice contains a chemical that makes


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