About Kim Vopni & Pelvienne Wellness
Pelvienne Wellness is proud to be the official Canadian Importer and Distributor of the EPI-NO products.
Hi, My name is Kim and when I was pregnant I could not wrap my head around how a giant baby was going to come out of my vagina and leave me able to laugh without leaking, enjoying sex and still able to hold a tampon in.
I used the EPI-NO and now spend my days spreading the message of preventive pelvic health in pregnancy.
My first son was born in 2004 weighing 8 pounds 3 ounces, measuring 53 cm long and with a head circumference of 35.5 cm. He crowned sideways which is the widest way possible and my midwives and the attending nurse were amazed to find no tearing or abrasions whatsoever. I certainly credit my midwives but I also feel the EPI-NO played a key role in my birth story.
Used it again for my second son's birth prep and have been distributing them in Canada ever since.
The service side of my business incorporates my fitness and doula training that allows me to teach women about birth and their bodies so they can birth better, recover better and feel better in their postpartum bodies. I work one-on-one and teach workshops as well. You can learn more on the Prepare To Push page.
I hold a BA in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Fitness from Simon Fraser University. I am a Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Pre/Post Natal Fitness Consultant, a Certified Fitness For Fertility Specialist, a Certified Pfilates Instructor and a Hypopressive Method trainer.
I have completed the Pregnancy Exercise and Birth Programming certificate with Burrell Education
I am currently completing my Restorative Exercise Specialist™ Certification through Nutritious Movement.
My training as a Postpartum Doula coupled with my fitness work has me known as The Fitness Doula.
Pelvienne Wellness is a proud supporter of the Shanti Uganda Birth Partner program. A portion of all sales goes towards a monthly donation in support of births in Uganda.
In 2011 I collaborated with Samantha Montpetit-Huynh (pre/postnatal fitness specialist and fitness expert on the Marilyn Denis Show) and Julia Di Paolo (pelvic floor physiotherapist) to form Bellies Inc where we created a system to help women train their core safely in pregnancy and heal their abdominal wall postpartum.
The Ab System is fast becoming the 'must have' for pregnant women everywhere!