Welcome to the club of new mothers. A club, in which you need to take the bitter with the sweet. It is a truly fantastic experience to become a mother, but unfortunately it often includes a number of physical effects that may be tedious and painful, as well as obstructive in your daily life.
Dr. Bruce Crawford, far right, a urogynecologist from Nevada, watches while Jody Strik, manager of Work Fit Total Therapy Centre, left, and Christina Daly, physiotherapist, demonstrate a lunging exercise. Crawford created Pfilates, exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to combat disorders such as incontinence. - BERNARD WEIL/Toronto Star