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Postpartum Program

Guiding you beyond postpartum recovery to stronger than you ever were.

If you've struggled far too long with your body after babies...

If you've tried other options and failed. If you just can't find the answers you're looking for. Maybe you set the bar too low. Instead of recovering your pre-baby body, you need to go deeper. Only then can you solve problems you never knew you had and discover a better version of you than you've ever known.

Imagine if ...

Imagine if you could have all of this and more.

 

Discover the expert you haven't consulted ... YOU.

As a physical therapist for 15+ years, I know individualized care is key. A cookie-cutter approach may work for some, but it won't reach everyone. If you're an outlier for any reason -- previous injury, abnormal posture, lifestyle, genetics, etc. -- following directions written for others won't get the results you want.

A good pelvic floor physical therapist is the best answer. But if you're limited by time, money, resources, or location, Mama Made Strong is the alternative for you.

Using everyday language and video instruction, this program guides you through multiple tests to perform on yourself. Based on these results, it then directs you how to make the most effective change. Think choose-your-own-adventure rather than one-size-fits-all.

How does it work?

  • Available 24/7, anywhere you have an internet connection through desktop, tablet, or mobile device. 100% online program available on your schedule
  • Everything you need to understand your postpartum body in 7 easy-to-follow modules, requiring no special equipment or additional purchases
  • Immediate access to all 7 modules: Breathing, Pelvic floor, Abs, Hips, Feet, Upper body, Posture

What's in a module?


  • Each module contains 2-4 self-assessments. The assessments you DON'T pass indicate where to target your efforts, so you only do exercises YOU need to do.
  • The results of your self-assessments will guide you through 100+ exercises specific to YOUR body. Instead of an exercise routine, you'll learn better ways to move.
  • This method allows you to make gains all day, every day, even when you don't have time for formal exercise.

 

"I was worried I was too old. My babies are in their 20's, but my body remains as it was from having them. For 3 or 4 years now, I have been having little accidents and wearing pads. Now, after two months with this program, I no longer need the pads. No more accidents. Also, I have been unable to lie on my back for relaxation with yoga. The pain in the middle of my back has been so intense it has reduced me to tears. This morning after my yoga session, guess what ... no pain ... nothing ... and the fear of the pain just left me as I breathed and used my pelvic floor. I am amazed. Thank you thank you thank you so much."

Tracey, mother of 5

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Your Instructor


Betsy Petry-Johnson, PT, OCS
Betsy Petry-Johnson, PT, OCS

Even before my triplets were born, I knew my recovery would be difficult. But I assumed I could fall back on decades of physical conditioning and my expertise as a physical therapist and a Board-certified specialist in Orthopedics. Instead, 35 weeks of a triplet pregnancy and the monumental task of caring for 3 babies quickly humbled me.

When my physical recovery stalled, I tried a few reputable online programs. No luck. Growing ever more frustrated, I began to study courses for physical therapists who treat postpartum women. Only by breaking this information into smaller and smaller pieces could I finally see the compensations I'd constructed around a childhood injury. In combination with the effects of pregnancy, at last, I had my answers.

Over several months, I peeled away the movement patterns that blocked my progress and built a system of introspection and focused effort. I fleshed it out to cover multiple possible scenarios and then shared it with other mothers and physical therapists. They returned with terrific feedback for fine-tuning and with success in solving an array of issues. Instead of following one singular routine, this tailored exercise prescription meets unique needs and delivers hard-to-find results. Now, I'm so pleased to be able to share it with you.


The 7 modules:

(A user's manual for your postpartum body)

Breathing

  • What effective breathing looks like
  • Why effective breathing is crucial for normal ab and pelvic floor function
  • How to improve your current breathing pattern

Pelvic Floor

  • How to know if your pelvic floor is working as it should
  • How to make sure ANY exercise is safe for your pelvic floor
  • Why kegels aren't always the answer

Abdominals

  • How pregnancy affects both your abs and your posture
  • How to use exercise to heal diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
  • How to know when ANY exercise is safe for your abs
  • How to regain muscle tone in your abs, with or without a diastasis

Hips

  • How to detect an imbalance in your hips
  • How an imbalance can affect ab and pelvic floor healing
  • How to get better shape and strength from your bum (whether you had it before babies or not)

Feet

  • How your feet affect postpartum recovery
  • Whether yours are impacting your abs, hips, or pelvic floor

Upper Body

  • How your upper back, shoulders, and neck affect your posture
  • How to ensure your ab or pelvic floor function isn't limited by your upper body

Posture

  • 3 different models to explain how pregnancy affects posture
  • 3 different guides for making effective postural change

PLUS, access to a "secret" Facebook group, exclusive to Mama Made Strong clients, for posting videos, asking questions, and encouraging each other

PLUS, private email access to a physical therapist for the questions you prefer not to share

 

"I love seeing this info get out there to help women, and I love having somewhere I can send women who need this. Just loving it. I want to learn more not only for me, but for my patients!"

Rachel, mother of 2, physical therapist

Frequently Asked Questions


It seems expensive.
There's a lot of free information on the internet, but since you're reading this, it's safe to assume you haven't found your answers there. A good pelvic floor physical therapist is the best solution. There's no substitute for the 1:1 personalized care. However, depending on where you live and your healthcare system, this will cost between $100-200/visit or if you go weekly, $400-800/month. The Mama Made Strong program is a fraction of this at $40/month. On top of that, it's currently running at an introductory rate of 20% off or $32/month. And still further, you can try the first month out for free to see if it's right for you. Just enter your name and email at https://mamamadestrong.com/freebie/. Then, I'll send you a coupon code to enter at checkout.
I don't have the time for something like this.
In the end, everyone's day has the same number of hours. The difference is how you spend it. You'll never have "more time." If your family is a priority then you need to be one, too. Imagine how much more you could enjoy them without pain or worry about your bladder. What if you felt stronger or more comfortable in your own skin? The magic is in understanding how to make the most of your time. Postpartum recovery is far less about WHAT exercise you do and far more about HOW you move. This program will teach you how to get the most out of your time, even on days when you don't have time for exercise at all.
How long will it take?
The more consistent you can be the faster you'll see progress. Fifteen to twenty minutes a day, 3-5 days a week is a good goal, but you'll learn how to make progress even on the days when you don't have time for exercise. And as far as when you'll see results, this depends on a number of factors (where you start from, how much time you can give, how familiar you are with your body). Most people notice a difference in the first 2-4 weeks, but it also depends on your goals and your motivation level. You can try that first month out for free by entering your name and email at https://mamamadestrong.com/freebie/. Then, I'll send you a coupon code to enter at checkout.
What sort of equipment will I need?
Your body already has everything you need. This program is a user's manual, so you know how to make the most of it. You need enough space to move and full-length mirror to watch yourself or a smart phone to record yourself. Seriously, that's it.
When does it start and finish?
You start whenever you choose and continue for as long as you like. Because everyone starts at a different place and learns at a different rate, the Mama Made Strong program is available by monthly subscription. No contracts. Cancel at anytime. Unlike a 6, 8, or 12-week program, you start or stop at your discretion. It's available now, online and self-paced for whenever you're ready.
What if I'm 5, 10, 20, or 30 years postpartum?
The Mama Made Strong program is for all mamas, no matter how old your babies are. Postpartum is forever. You can still learn to unravel all kinds of bad habits and see all sorts of great change. It's never too late, and you're never too old.
How long will I have access to the course?
The Mama Made Strong program is available by monthly subscription, so you get access for 30 days from each time you purchase. You can choose as many or as few months as you feel is right for you. Cancel at anytime.
What if I'm unhappy with the program?
I would never want you to be unhappy. The best way to avoid this is to try out your first month for free. Just enter your name and email at https://mamamadestrong.com/freebie/ and I'll send you a coupon code to enter at checkout. Then you know exactly what you're getting into. But if you're dissatisfied for any reason, just send me an email at [email protected] within 7 days of your date of purchase, and I'll give you a full refund.
 

You deserve to feel strong and confident again.

No one knows your body like you. This program will give you all the tools for success with no extra purchase required. With your monthly subscription, you get immediate 24/7 access to all 7 modules on any device. You can join in the Facebook group or post video for help problem solving. If you don't feel like sharing, you'll have email contact with a physical therapist for your personal questions.

You CAN finally put an end to the pain, the pregnancy questions, or the body that doesn't feel like your own. This is NOT the cost of motherhood, and you don't have to "deal with it." Today, you can start the journey back to feeling like the capable, resilient mama you know you are. You CAN be as strong as you were before babies. In fact, you can be stronger.

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"Since having my kids, I haven't peed myself, but I've come close enough to make me uncomfortable. After one month with Mama Made Strong, I bounced on a pogo ball over the weekend, and I wasn't even close to feeling like I was going to pee. I feel like I still have a ways to go, but I'm much better at engaging my core and pelvic floor."

Mo, mother of 2

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