96: New Research “A Timeline for Returning to Performance Postpartum”

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🎉 We have published research in The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (IJSPT).

Historically, there is not a lot of research on female athletes. The research for pregnancy and postpartum exercise is often shortsighted, to say the least. This “population” of pregnant and postpartum athletes is still considered new.

We 👏 are 👏 changing 👏 that.

The work we are doing in *real life* is getting reflected in the research, which is a critical step forward, and only the beginning of bringing this to more journals, and stages and continually changing the messaging/info that exists in the medical, practitioner, and fitness industries.

Shoutout to my fellow authors:




Katie Early

Misty Seidenberg

This is the work my business, @pregnant.postpartum.athlete, pursues and why it’s critical we certify coaches, and provide athletes with updated program design + resources for pregnancy and postpartum.

To read the full article: briannabattles.com/recovery-research

To learn more about becoming a certified P&PA coach: briannabattles.com/ppacoach

Find out how 125+ of our coaches are niching down to serve clients AND make money doing it at  briannabattles.com/coaching-specialties

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Want to learn more about safe exercise through pregnancy and postpartum? My free workshop for athletes teaches the strategies you need to prioritize your safety + performance while being mindful of your core + pelvic floor system. briannabattles.com/athlete

You can also view my free resources for athletes and coaches at briannabattles.com/resources


The Practice Brave podcast brings you the relatable, trustworthy and transparent health & fitness information you’re looking for when it comes to coaching, being coached and transitioning through the variables of motherhood and womanhood.

You will learn from athletes and experts in the women’s health and coaching/performance realm as they share their knowledge and experience on all things Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism.

Whether you’re a newly pregnant athlete or postpartum athlete, knowing how to adjust your workouts, mental approach and coaching can be confusing.

Each week we’ll be tackling questions around adjusting your workouts and mindset, diastasis recti, pelvic health, mental health, identity, and beyond. Through compelling interviews and solo shows, Brianna speaks directly to where you’re at because she’s been there too!

Tune in every other week and share the show with your athlete friends!

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