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Motherhood: Self Care isn’t Selfish
The moment a child is born, a mother is born too. She didn’t exist before. The women existed but not the mother. A mother is something completely new. We all imagined what motherhood look like. We had 9 months to do nothing but think right? Imaging that first encounter with our baby. Speculating what kind of
My Post Partum Story
My post partum story is one filled with mistakes and consequences but one that has lead me to a new and exciting mission. As a woman and mum working in the fitness industry, I have experienced the lack of support, education and guidance during post partum life. I experienced first hand the negative effects of
Sex after birth – how soon is too soon?
Pregnancy and childbirth can have a huge impact on the way you feel about your body, before, during and after.  Sex in the last trimester can be a struggle for most and then there is the small task of actually giving birth.  All that comes with the long process of physical and emotional recovery. Sex
Back Pain During Pregnancy 
Back Pain During Pregnancy    The good news is your baby is growing! Thats exactly what should be happening although all this additional weight can often be tough on your body and in particular on the back.    Don’t worry you are not alone, lots of women will experience some degree of back pain during
What is Diastasis Recti?
What is Diastasis Recti? Diastasis Recti is a phrase banded around quite a bit post baby and is something that when I had my two children knew very little about. Diastasis Recti is referred to as the separation of the rectus abdominis muscles or the ‘6 pack’ muscles down the midline of the belly. The
8 Week Core and Restore Postnatal Fitness Programme
8 Week Core and Restore Postnatal Fitness Programme   Giving Birth is Beautiful, Miraculous, Life Changing, filled with tears of Joy………….and Tears of Oh my goodness did my body just get hit by a bus! You love the gift that came with the challenges of birth, your beautiful baby. But post labour and pregnancy and meeting
Returning to exercise after a C-Section Delivery
Returning to exercise after a C-Section Delivery C – Section rates are on the up but what does this mean if your a new mum wanting to return to exercise. Most health professionals will clear you for exercise in 6 weeks with rest as the primary concern, but this is major pelvic and abdominal surgery.
Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy
Gestational Diabetes and Pregnancy   So what exactly is gestational diabetes? During pregnancy our bodies undergo many physiological and metabolic changes. In a normal pregnancy, our bodies naturally become more insulin resistant to ensure adequate glucose for fetal development. This means that our cells are less responsive to the action of insulin, the hormone that