Back and pelvic pain

Both ailments are extremely common in pregnancy because of the biomechanical strain that your body is under growing a tiny human. And for some, these issues continue into the postnatal period (or back pain develops at this point) because of the postural challenges that come with constantly feeding, holding and carrying a newborn. And typically as a result of weak(er) …

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C-section recovery

Whether you actively chose to have a c-section or it was an unintended part of your baby’s arrival, there are lots of positive things that you can do to aid your recovery. take the pain relief, as needed. It’s prescribed for a good reason and will aid your recovery. Beware that any antibiotics given in theatre (which you almost certainly …

Is is safe to…?

(Guest blog written for the fabulous Not Another Mum Group and reproduced here.) If I had a pound for every time I was asked a question that started with these four words I’d be a seriously wealthy person! In an age of information overload, social media and even more focus on our bodies and how we look, I’m constantly asked …

Female Fitness Favourites: for postnatal recovery

These are the products (relating to female health and fitness) that consistently get the best reviews from my clients and physiotherapists, and which come up in conversation time and time again. Feel free to point out any that I’ve missed! Stylish sportswear that supports your core & pelvic floor EVB Sports Shorts provide firm non-elastic support to the pelvic girdle, …

Pregnancy ailments

Before we get started I want to make it clear that I’m not a GP, physio or healthcare provider of any sort and any health conditions should be referred to a professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. Plus every woman is different. This blog simply collates some of the tips and recommendations that I’ve picked up over the years to …

Hoop Awards 2019

I’m thrilled to have been shortlisted locally in the “best bring along baby activities” category in this years #hoopawards due to the popularity of my classes. If you think my classes deserve to clinch the top spot please do vote for me here. And if you don’t know much about me or my classes but want to hear why they’re proving so …

Just in case…

This gorgeous girlie announced last week that she “not want nappies anymore” as she slung them down the stairs. (The joy of raising independent girls hey!) You’d be forgiven for asking what this has to do with female fitness and wellbeing, but there is a serious point here. When potty training a little one we often feel the urge to …