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Motherhood has never been more powerful or more important; 
A note from the owerner Dr. David J. Hartwig

Women and mothers (females) have never been more important to our culture in this great nation. In our current culture the word “woman” cannot even be defined objectively by certain groups of moral perverts. We at Atlas Health and Wellness are proud to say that we know what a woman is objectively and don’t need a Wikipedia page or consent by popular opinion to confirm the facts of reality. We are honored to serve women (and men) to be their ultimate potential physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually without apology. We look forward to empowering you and serving you and your family to bear the weight of your World. 

Atlas Women: Our Clinic


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At Atlas Health and Wellness we understand the importance of physical health before, during, and after pregnancy. Many women experience difficulty with inflammatory problems as well as general mobility problems during pregnancy and following birth. During pregnancy, the musculoskeletal system is overburdened by the physical demands of carrying a child and the ligamentous laxity that develops in the lead-up and directly following birth.  However, at Atlas Health and Wellness, we believe that many of the functional limitations and inflammatory problems associated with being pregnant can be prevented and at the very least limited if proper exercise prescription is administered.

We encourage mothers and soon-to-be mothers to be overly educated about the musculoskeletal system as it relates to pregnancy, but this takes investment in understanding the body God has blessed you with. We want mothers to function at high levels before giving birth and returning to everyday life ASAP and we at Atlas Health and Wellness are here to put the odds in your favor. We encourage all of our patients to start this journey ASAP (even before they are pregnant) to ensure the best clinical outcomes.

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For those women who are having Pelvic Floor Pain or bowel/bladder problems associated with pregnancy, we recommend seeing Pelvic Floor Specialists

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1. **Improved Muscle Strength **: Strength training helps pregnant women build and maintain muscle strength, which can help support the additional weight gain during pregnancy and prepare the body for labor and delivery. The correct calibration or “tuning” of our musculoskeletal system is critical whether you’re an athlete, a soon-to-be mother, or both.

2. **Enhanced Posture**: As pregnancy progresses, a woman's center of gravity shifts, leading to changes in posture. Strength training exercises, particularly those targeting the “core” musculature, can help maintain good posture and reduce the chances of developing inflammation of the lumbosacral and thoracolumbar spine. Our postural stability depends on very specific musculature; these muscles become even more important as you are further along in your pregnancy.

3. **Reduced Risk of Gestational Diabetes**: Regular strength training can help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes, a condition that can occur during pregnancy.

4. **Increased Energy Levels**: Strength training boosts energy levels by improving overall circulation and oxygen delivery to the body's tissues. This can help combat fatigue, which is common during pregnancy.

5. **Better Sleep Quality**: Exercise, including strength training, has been shown to improve sleep quality. Pregnant women often experience sleep disturbances, and incorporating strength training into their routine may help promote better sleep.

6. **Stress Reduction**: Pregnancy can be a stressful time, both physically and emotionally. Strength training releases endorphins, which are natural stress relievers, helping pregnant women manage stress and anxiety.

7. **Prevention of Excessive Weight Gain**: While weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy, excessive weight gain can lead to health complications. Strength training can help control weight gain by increasing metabolism and promoting fat loss.

8. **Improved Circulation**: Strength training exercises improve blood circulation, which is important for both the mother's and baby's health. Better circulation can reduce the risk of developing varicose veins and swelling in the legs.

9. **Prevention of Lower Back Pain**: Many pregnant women experience lower back pain due to the added weight of the baby and changes in posture. Strengthening the core and back muscles through strength training can alleviate this discomfort.

10. **Facilitates Faster Postpartum Recovery**: Women who maintain strength during pregnancy often experience faster postpartum recovery. Strong muscles support the body as it undergoes the physical demands of labor and delivery, making recovery smoother.

11. **Enhanced Mental Well-being**: Exercise, including strength training, is associated with improved mood and mental well-being. This can be especially beneficial during pregnancy when hormonal changes can affect emotions.

12. **Reduced Risk of Preeclampsia**: Preeclampsia is a serious condition characterized by high blood pressure during pregnancy. Regular exercise, including strength training, can help reduce the risk of developing preeclampsia.

13. **Increased Self-confidence**: Maintaining strength and fitness during pregnancy can boost self-confidence and body image. Feeling strong and capable can help women embrace the changes in their bodies and feel more empowered during pregnancy.

14. **Social Support and Connection**: Participating in strength training classes or groups tailored for pregnant women can provide social support and connection with others going through similar experiences, which can be invaluable during pregnancy.

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In conclusion, strength training has many benefits for women planning to conceive and throughout the journey of bringing a new life into this world. Not only does your physical health affect your ability to function it can affect the entire household. We understand that exercise can be risky during pregnancy, but our evaluations take all the guesswork out of developing a sound plan to get you where you need to be. We at Atlas Health and Wellness understand that you carry the world's weight on your shoulders (or in this case your womb) and we are here to empower you to do it with grace and dignity. We look forward to meeting you soon and starting this amazing journey that we hope to share with you and your family for many years.

Atlas Women: Patient Education


"For a woman qua woman, the essence of femininity is hero-worship—the desire to look up to man. “To look up” does not mean dependence, obedience or anything implying inferiority. It means an intense kind of admiration; and admiration is an emotion that can be experienced only by a person of strong character and independent value-judgments."- Ayn Rand

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Learning how to follow in the dance known as Lindy Hop provides women with various benefits, especially in terms of femininity, confidence, and social skills. Here’s a detailed look at these advantages:

 1. Embracing Femininity

- **Grace and Elegance**: Following in Lindy Hop often involves fluid and graceful movements, which can enhance a woman’s sense of elegance and femininity.

- **Expression through Movement**: The dance allows for personal expression within the framework of the lead's guidance. Women can explore and showcase their unique style and flair, contributing to a sense of femininity.

- **Empowerment through Partnership**: Following doesn’t mean passivity. It’s about responding to and interpreting the leader’s cues, which requires strength and assertiveness, highlighting a dynamic and empowered femininity.

 2. Building Confidence

- **Skill Development**: Mastering the steps and techniques of Lindy Hop boosts self-assurance. Achieving proficiency in the dance is a tangible accomplishment that builds confidence.

- **Body Awareness**: Dancing enhances awareness and control over one’s body, promoting a positive body image and boosting self-confidence.

- **Performance Confidence**: Successfully following in social dance settings or performances can elevate a woman’s confidence. Positive feedback and appreciation from partners and audiences further reinforce this confidence.

3. Enhancing Social Skills

- **Communication**: Following in Lindy Hop requires keen attention to non-verbal cues and physical signals from the leader. This enhances a woman’s ability to communicate effectively and intuitively.

- **Active Listening and Responsiveness**: Following well demands attentiveness and quick responsiveness to the leader’s movements. These skills translate into better listening and responsiveness in everyday interactions.

- **Adaptability and Flexibility**: Dancing with different partners teaches adaptability, as each leader has a unique style. This fosters flexibility and the ability to handle varying social situations.

- **Empathy and Connection**: The close partnership in Lindy Hop fosters a deep sense of connection and empathy. Understanding and responding to a partner’s movements cultivates emotional intelligence and empathy.

- **Community and Networking**: Lindy Hop communities are social and inclusive, offering opportunities to meet new people and form friendships. Being part of such a community enhances social networks and support systems.

- **Teamwork and Cooperation**: Following in dance is a collaborative effort. It teaches the importance of teamwork and cooperation, as both partners work together to create a seamless dance experience.

Learning to follow in Lindy Hop offers women a variety of benefits that enhance femininity, boost confidence, and improve social skills. Through the dance, women can explore graceful movement, develop body awareness, and enjoy the empowerment of active partnership. Additionally, the social and communicative aspects of the dance foster better interpersonal skills, adaptability, and a sense of community.

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