Nutrition & fitness habits

Generally speaking, we all know which foods are better for us and how to lead a healthier lifestyle. And we feel the benefits when we make better choices. Yet many of us struggle still to make this our daily reality. Why is this? Lots of fascinating books have been written about behaviour, goal-setting, habits, willpower, etc. but the one I’ve …

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Preparing for an elective c-section

It’s quite a strange experience knowing exactly when you’ll meet your baby. And like everything to do with motherhood, it can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Whilst nothing ever fully prepares you for motherhood (however baby arrives!) being forewarned is forearmed and all that. So here’s some information on what to expect when having an elective c-section. You will be …

Nutrition & pregnancy

Nutrition is always important but it tends to take on a new focus when you’re pregnant. Suddenly there are specific foods that you’re advised to avoid, people make comments about you eating for two, nausea / dips in energy / cravings may completely change what you want (and don’t want!) to eat and weight gain is often a concern for …

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) …

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. general anaesthetic (if you had one) can make you shake. take the pain relief, as needed. It’s prescribed for a good reason and will aid your recovery. Beware …

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, …